In the spiritual realm there are many things we don’t think about much. We talk about them at church but perhaps it’s one of those things we say without thinking:
“I believe in one God, the Father almighty; maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.”
We don’t let ourselves dwell on this aspect that things might not always be as they seem. That somewhere outside our perception is a world that exists full of spirit and Light and all things unseen.
To me, it is this very world where our faith rests. It’s the unseen Spirit who fills our heart with compassion and love.
But our spirit within us must choose whether to accept this compassion and love, reject it, or change it into something that meets our needs, our desires and wants as humans.
Here is where it gets tricky.
Nothing we’ve said or done is visual in this exchange. When we feel a movement of love to act, it’s in our spirit that the movement begins.
We are inspired by a God who loves us – and not just us but all creation – to act in a certain way.
Then we are asked in our spirit within, how we want to respond. With compassion and love? Or something much different? For me, it is accepting this love that proves difficult.
I talk to the person on the phone and they irritate me. I don’t want to speak to them so I end the call. Compassion and love didn’t get a chance to reign. I squashed them with irritation.
The movement within my spirit was stopped almost before it began.
But, if I can somehow manage not to block the movement of love and compassion in my spirit, I can feel myself move toward a world where invisible movements of spirit have a visible impact on the physical world.
In every minute and hour, we get to choose how we will respond to the invisible movement of spirit within and how we will let it affect the very visible world before us.