During the second flight lesson, the instructor asked me to fly toward the gathering storm clouds in the Kansas sky. He said to turn in the opposite direction at the first buffet from the wind. I did. The lesson was learned: You don’t need to continue flying into a storm. By turning away from harm and toward safe harbor, one naturally is separated from discord.

All of us have moments when it appears we are flying into the “storm”—confrontation, illness, unkindness, self-absorption, criticism, unfair judgment—whether it’s being stirred up by us or by someone else. It’s good to remember that these conditions represent a false model of who we, and all, actually are as expressions of the divine character. Staring at the wrong model won’t help us, and may draw us in. We may get buffeted around down that path, until we let Love’s, God’s, influence change the direction of our thinking.

Bible Lens
Bible Lens—October 8–14, 2018
October 8, 2018

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