With Love, you can do it

If it seems we've lost everything, we'll be helped by remembering what we can never lose.

When the world collapses around us, our hearts long for something that is secure and permanent. But this may seem unattainable if we've lost everything to flood or fire. As we try to pick up the pieces, there may be times when we feel we just can't face it; we don't want to do any more.

What can we do? Well, we are able to make the next decision, to take the next step. We can do so because divine Love is present to provide our heart with what it really needs and wants: security, comfort, reassurance.

Following the recent fire in Oakland, California, it's been inspiring to see once again how family, friends, neighbors, and total strangers immediately and instinctively opened up their hearts and homes to those suddenly in need. Have you noticed how often people's native goodness comes forth in the face of tragedy? Why is this? Where does such goodness come from? It can hardly be genetic. Many would say that it's man's spiritual nature responding to, or reflecting, God's love for us all. In times of crisis, the usually unacknowledged influences of selfishness, callousness, fear, or self-absorption are weakened sufficiently for individuals to feel and respond directly to the impulse of divine Love.

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What we all can do
December 9, 1991

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