Today I Believe
by Rev. Martha Quintana, Senior Minister
“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when it is not shown, and I believe in God even when I can’t hear him.” -Inscription etched in the wall of a Holocaust victim’s home.
Life Is. Life is everywhere equally present and no matter the appearance, it is there; tucked into those quiet places, bursting forth in the form of a flower, quietly contemplating as a thought, beating a heart, beaming through the sunlight, breathing that last breath as the soul takes leave of a body. Life. It is Perfect. It is Good and my Good is Alive.
It is who I am. I am alive in its Goodness and I live in its Light. Every aspect of my being is part of that perfect energy that forms my body and gives me life. It is called Holy Spirit, God, Essence, The Thing Itself, Reality and so much more. Whatever it is called, I call it forth by my recognition of Its Essence, and I align so perfectly with It that I cannot deny anything about It or me. I am bursting with life and possibility. As I know this for me, I know this for every person that reads this prayer. Each one is a pure possibility of Life’s Essence – of this, I’m sure.
Knowing this, I believe. I light the candle of faith and no longer curse the darkness. Wherever there appears to be sadness, joy replaces it. Wherever there appears to be lack or limitation, abundance replaces it. Wherever there appears to be illness, health replaces it. Every member of the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living is supported for the highest and best. No matter the appearance, all is well, and all are loved!
I am grateful. I am thankful for believing in myself and others; grateful that all is well and that our community is well-supported. I am happy for all the people who call our spiritual community their spiritual home. And So It Is. Amen.