Thought For Week
"I find God in the everyday. We have that divinity in us and we can make choices to help our fellow human beings. Nobody needs to tell us, it is in our hearts and souls, whether we've heard of God before or not." ~Cathy Kelly
Cathy Kelly is a well known writer who has published many books. These books have been printed in many languages and there are millions of them in print across the world. She has written some thoughts down too about spirituality and the whole concept of God. She says that God is the spirit of kindness when we help others. God is the friend who listens to another persons pain and offers them kind words. God doesn't really care what religion or race you are. She says that what's really important is that God, your kindness, is present in all individuals.
This is something worth reflecting on. Far too often we put God on the fringes. This seems a safe place for us. We turn to God if there is a crisis or something unexpected happens in our life. When the crisis is resolved we tend to push God back out to the fringes. What if we were to think of God as present in our lives right now? and that this divinity is present within each person. This very simply means that God is present with us not just in the difficult times but with us through absolutely everything.
Our Celtic ancestors, including our grandparents, great-grandparents and the generations before them, were so in touch with this sense of God all around them. They never had God on the fringes. For them God was the center of everything. God was the one who energised, directed, comforted and encouraged them through the complexities of life. Their sense of God with and around them was so natural and organic. We have lost this sense of God and I firmly believe it's a loss. Is God on the fringes for me? or is God someone more personal and meaningful in my life