by Kelsey McKay
Life is a precious gift to cherish, to live, and to explore. Along with the gift of living we are given tools to grow and succeed. among these gifts, we are given strength to keep going when times get tough. We find a storehouse of energy within us. Our hearts are infused with courage and steadfastness to keep our commitment strong.
We are given wisdom and understanding to make right choices. God’s light illuminates our path, leading us around, over, and through any stumbling blocks to fulfillment, and we are given love. We have love to share as we cultivate the many blessings of life. We are life. We are precious. We are ourselves gifts to the world. “Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.” (Rev. 22:17)
Now, if another person’s words or actions have disturbed us, we must refrain from fault finding. We must realize that each one of us is a child of God, imbued with love and wisdom. Thus, we do not pray to change others, we pray for love. Love dissolves any barriers that may have arisen between those who have wronged us. We should honor where this person may be on their spiritual path, while at the same time acknowledging our own strengths and challenges.
The good we desire for ourselves, we should desire for others as well. The universe provides everything we need. We affirm the free flowing blessings in our lives and in the lives of those whom we pray for. W hen we pray for others we enter into a fuller experience of oneness with the Holy Spirit and those we pray for.
“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in Heaven may also forgive you.”