“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.  18 “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.  And the Lord, who is Spirit, makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3: 17-18)


The following is from Radical Grace, daily meditations from Richard Rohr.


The Risen Jesus, God’s Hidden Plan


“You cannot see Jesus until you have believed in him (see John 20:16 & 28).  If you accept that there was a Resurrection, that will not necessarily lead to faith.  But if you receive the gift of faith, you will necessarily experience the Resurrection.  And that joy no one shall take from you.” (John 16:22)


“We cannot see love itself, but we can see what happens to those who have been loved.  We can see the power and gentleness of those who let themselves be loved by Jesus.  We know that there is endless life welling up within us.  We know that when we dare to look at others with “unveiled” faces, they begin “reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Lord and all grow brighter and brighter as we are turned into the image that we reflect; this is the work of the Lord who is Spirit… And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”


Abba Father,


You love all your children.  Lord, we know no one and nothing is forgotten by you.  You hold us all in your memory and we are grateful for your tender mercies and kindness.  Father God, it is we who exclude one another.  Would you give us eyes that see others with your heart?  Thank you Jesus for your gift of life and your Spirit that journeys with us.   Amen


Lois Autterson

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