Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds
and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for
pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Gourds and pumpkins. Oh what we make “God” into! The Fairy Godmother. The Tooth Fairy. The Celestial Vending Machine for all manner of material goodies, or “peace of mind”. GAP – gourds and pumpkins - will now be my shorthand to remind myself of how easy it is to make God so small.

“Pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart” – now that’s worthy of God! And worthy of our journey to deepest humanity. We live in a culture which is superbly devious in it’s ability (which of course we give it) to seduce us away from any vision of our sacred Self, let alone from the sacred identity of the Universe. Jesus had something to say about all this in His so-often laser-like way: “Do not ask what you shall eat, or what you shall wear ….. seek first the Kingdom of God.”

No GAP today!

Pure love and pure knowledge: our mantra for today!!


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