Never cut off from good

“A client burst into tears on the phone.” I heard a banker describe this recently and wondered how much this might be happening these days with current economic conditions rough for so many. It was touching to hear how the banker responded. He assured the client financial assistance was available, and then offered to keep them in his prayers, which the client gratefully welcomed.

This gentle offer points to the idea that in the midst of daunting circumstances that have us feeling fearful about how our needs are going to be met, prayer can help. I’ve found that turning in prayer to the infinite presence of the Divine opens our eyes to God’s unlimited goodness, which is always at hand. As the words of Psalm 23 in the Bible say of God, “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life” (verse 6, New Living Translation). 

At the very heart of this promise is what the first chapter of Genesis teaches about our nature and substance being Godlike, made in God’s image. As such, we are spiritual, and express the nature of our divine creator—including the boundless capacity to love and do good. 

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