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A New Light on Divine Revelation -

Learning to See Anew  

 

There is also another view of divine revelation as something distinct from religion.

 

God is a free and personal spirit, and so may also reveal himself in a less religion-centred way.

 

Divine revelation is surely for all God's people, not just those who wish to belong to an organised religion and follow the teachings of one of the sacred books.

 

By this view, you are the way your God made you, so if you prefer to worship in a different way from others this is surely His will. Why would an all-powerful God limit himself to contacting you through the interpretations of other humans?

 

Think about this:

 

Does God need religion to reveal himself to you?

 

Have you been created as an individual soul just so you must join with millions of other souls to worship God? This doesn't make sense and surely God is the most sensible being there could be?

 

What if you were born on a desert island to parents who then died? How would you learn the word of God? The only way is if divine revelation has been built by God into the very fabric of our lives.

 

Every flower and tree, every mountain and cloud, every word you hear spoken throughout your day - every happening - must come from God, if you truly believe that all things do.

 

Divine revelation thus comes not just through ways normally thought of as divine, but through everything around you. It comes through books and movies, through the expression on the face of the person opposite you on the train, through a parent's illness, the laughter of a child or the angry words of someone tired of waiting in a store to be served.

 

In this way divine revelation makes the world one vast schoolroom for your soul.

 

Everything you experience or cause to happen, everything in the world around you, animate or inanimate, has a lesson for you if only you will open your eyes and ears and mind to see and hear and understand it.

This Month's Meditations

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open. (Frank Zappa)  

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. (William James) 

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. (Mahatma Gandhi) 

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed yours. (Jessamyn West) 

Happiness comes more from loving than being loved. (J E Buchrose) 

Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. (Woody Allen)