March 10-B, 2023

Looking Glass Falls Oil Paint Rendered — Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, North Carolina
Do right by the moment,
by the time and place of your living,
and by those in the moment
with you,
by the circumstances in which you live--
in the spirit of those who have said,
"Thy will, not mine, be done,"
(With the "Thy" being addressed to
the moment and the circumstances
constituting the Whole of the here/now,
what is called for,
made necessary by,
the Umwelt,
the sitz im leben,
the lived environment
of each situation as it arises,
through all of the situations
and circumstances that arise,
all our life long).

Do that
and let it go.

No one could do more.

This is the grounding foundation
of the Garden of Gethsemane,
the very source of death and resurrection,
through all the world
from before the beginning of time.

To understand this and do it
is to be one with all that is
and ever has been,
and ever will be.

World without end.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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