Saturday 14th March            

Delighting

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

“To enter into the presence of another human being
is to enter into the presence of God in a new and different way.
We should encounter others with a sense of gratitude and delight,
for here is a new and fresh expression of God’s creation.”
– Steven Carter

Let us delight in all we encounter today,
each moment and each person is a fresh expression of God.
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There is an old Hindu story of a master who sent his monks to the village market
to see an amazing spiritual event taking place.
They returned after an hour and said he must be mistaken for they had seen nothing.
What did you see? He asked them.
“Just people selling goods at the stalls” they answered, “others buying them;
children playing; the poor begging; a musician playing a lute.”

“Good, good. Go look again” the master said.
They went again and everywhere for this amazing spiritual event but saw nothing
and they returned puzzled saying they had just seen the same.
“Tell me again what you saw” said the master.
“as we have said” they answered, “the same as before
just people selling goods at the stalls, others buying them
children playing; the poor begging; a musician playing a lute.”

“Good, good,” said the master, “Go look again.”
They went and came back 10 times, with the same story,
and each time the master saying Good, good, go look again.”

Eventually the penny dropped and they came back with their faces glowing.
“What did you see?” the master asked.
“We saw God selling goods at the stalls; and also buying them” they answered.
“we saw God playing in the streets, begging on the corners, and playing the lute.”

“Good, good” said the master,
“Now go and serve him there; be served by him there;
and delight in his presence there”
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Let us delight in all we encounter today,
each moment and each person is a fresh expression of God.