Surprise! From Reverend Laura
Life is full of surprises! When a pleasant surprise happens we feel extremely blessed! Yet, what about life’s unpleasant surprises? They too have the potential to bring blessings. We can seek the great gifts of love for ourselves and compassion for others in the midst of each challenge; or - we can complain about how the world never works the way we think it should. The choice is ours.
Of all the spiritual powers within us Will is the power of choice. In any given situation, what will we choose? Who are we willing to be? When the willfulness that insists things have to be a certain way surrenders to the willingness to meet each challenge with courage and optimism, the Spirit of Love has the opportunity to do its healing work in the midst of whatever faces us. This is because the Will of the Divine is Love – and when Love is activated and expressed – that is the best surprise of all!
“…not my will, but thine be done.” (Luke 22:42b)