Sometimes we are unsure which person will show up today – an occurrence attributed to others or ourselves.
So, who will surface? Will it be the wrathful, angry one, the dishonest one, the user, the pessimist, the egotist? From our perspective, it doesn’t have to be that way. We can decide who we are and who we want to be. There is no blame-gaming here.
God does show up, and we can never tell how we will see him. He has been a dense cloud with thunder and lightning, speaking in trumpet blasts to Moses and the desert travelers, and Jesus showed us that in his earthly presence, he was a transformer, a forgiver, a healer, a teacher, and much more. We know the spiritual personages who have manifested themselves throughout our spiritual history. And what have we learned?
We are poor students, so we are spoken to in parables, for we look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand. If we aren’t paying attention, the parables say, “This is sort of the way God exists for us.”
So, do we hear God trumpeting, see burning bushes, or see someone who suddenly appears? Yes and No.
Let us ask the question: In what way does God manifest himself to us? Where is God? Pay attention to difficulties; see all of creation; be attentive to people we meet. God is omnipotent.
Once we can see and listen and understand how God has manifested himself to us, we can manifest God to others. We can be a trumpet blast or a burning bush.
Imagine the possibilities of being one with the One.
God is love; we pray in love; we manifest love. It’s a prayer that requires our presence.
“Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever.” (Daniel 3:56)