For your consideration…

There are lots of lessons in today’s message.

First of all, without judgment this really is no bit or little. It all weights the same. Truly, it is the intention behind the action that is key to everything.

What bits exactly are we talking about today? Any action, thing, prayer, blessing offered with loving intention is what the message is about.

We know that the synergy of all of us is much more than the sum total of each of us as individuals. We can never know what is the last bit or piece that tips the scales from darkness to light, despair to HOPE, hate to love, financial ruin to prosperity etc. John Burroughs reminds us that “The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.”

Who doesn’t want to do great things? Today we are asked, “Who says you aren’t already?” Who says that your smallest “bit” was not the bit that tipped the scales?

We are given this message today so that we don’t wait for that big plan to emerge. Instead follow the advice of Theodore Roosevelt, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

That is the HOPE.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Celebrate the little bits and pieces you can do.

What made me smile yesterday….

-The little ones in gym class. Seriously, it is like watching a bunch of ants.

-A beautiful day. Picture perfect.

-Alex and James are home for a visit.

-A boat ride with them, Shannon, Will and AJ to Zukey Lake tavern. It has been a long time since I have been on the water at sunset and then at night. I forgot how peaceful and calm the water is, how beautiful the lights are shining on the water and how beautiful the night sky is.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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