Bring Order To Your Inside World

I’m slowly thinking my way through the beginning of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. The bullet points to outline the context we cal the Beatitudes–written in The Message translation. This is the sixth of eight. We have learned about emptying ourselves so that we can have room for God. Then about focusing on God in order to fill ourselves with him.

But wait! Sometimes there is more. A next step.

You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

We have tried to empty ourselves and focus on God. Sometimes we may try to focus our mind, yet our heart is not with us.

Have you ever tried to meditate or pray or even read and our mind says it is time but our heart it troubled? Or, perhaps our heart wants to settle into meditation and our mind is scattered into a thousand thoughts?

How blessed we are when we sit in meditation or sit with someone else and our mind and our heart are together, focused on the moment. There is a calm that envelops us. We are completely present in the moment.

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