This St. Patrick’s Day, 2016, I have been thinking about how men and women are recognized as saints. The Roman Catholic Church has quite a process in arriving at a declaration of sainthood: first, persons being considered are known as Servants of God; then, as investigations proceed, they rise to the title of Venerable; next, one miracle lands them in the category of Blessed — they are beatified; finally, two miracles and they are in — Saint. Quite a lengthy process that can only begin after one has been dead at least five years!
Miracles. I like that idea. Many people consider them as supernatural, and in some ways they are. They seem to be impossible things, but I always remember the words of the angel to Mary: “For nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37 NASB), not to mention Jesus’ own words of “with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 KJV). As a concept, impossible doesn’t exist when we enlist the right source. And that begins in our heats, in knowing self, in continual fellowship with our own hearts, which links us to Spirit — our Source, God. Those identities of oneness with God, the statement that we are made in the image of God and the definition that God is Spirit — -well, to me, all that says we have immense power, and it is power that we all have access to and can live in every day. We have all we need within us!
That takes me back to the saints. It’s wonderful that there have been such men and women who decided to live in a very conscious and real way in connection with the Spirit. The miracles that they performed were not just one or two that could be corroborated, but they happened daily when they discovered Self and determined that their purpose would be to share that Self with the world. They did it out of love and lived that love before all in their purpose and vision — days upon days upon weeks upon weeks… . You get it, right?
Now, for all those they’s in the previous paragraph, substitute I. Look at you, you little miracle worker, You! Yes, we can know Self and have such love that we realize others need that unique one who is You, and we need them. When we have that sort of love, we develop purpose and mission to realize those wonderful connections. That’s when miracles begin.
To end this thought on this special day, remember that St. Patrick had no publishers, no radio or television broadcasts, no targeted social media platforms — he simply loved and lived that love. That kind of love initiates miracles. Love finds a way, and that kind of love emanates from us!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!