January 22nd -
A spectator is limited by perception, the perception is determined by the particular perspective of the viewer. Where we stand, the position we have taken up, the angle we look from all become the basis of our evaluation. This is true in the physical world but clearly applies to the mental landscape as well. All of our preconceived ideas play a role in how we interpret what we think about and how we assess each situation. The extension of love always attests to the presence of God. Forgiveness confirms that what we previously perceived was seen from an erroneous vantage point. The Holy Spirit cleans the lens, clears our field of vision and allows true vision. We then are able to share that which is real. The power of faith lends credibility to our message and helps others to also see. This does not come through wishing or begging in some superstitious way. Fantasy is just an escape mechanism; we should recognize that the conditions we want to escape from are not, in themselves, real.