Being the Power and Presence of God is a Spiritual Practice
When I was in high school, Sr. Mary Charles told us the story of American soldiers going into a bombed out church. They found a statue of Jesus whose hands had been broken off.
The parishioner decided not to have the hands reconstructed. Instead they made a sign, “You be my hands.”
That is what being the Power and Presence of God is. You are the hands and the heart of God here on Earth.
How to Be the Power and Presence of God
In an earlier post, I discussed what being Love Incarnate is. Being the Power and Presence of God flows from being Love Incarnate.This means you are made in God’s image. Be the person who is made in God’s image.
Be the Power and Presence of God.
You may think that is hubris to believe you could be the Power and Presence of God. It is not. It is a reminder of who you are. God created you in God’s image. Be the Love from which you were created.
This is not an easy thing. Being the Love of God means we act as Love would act. We would be willing to open our hearts to those we don’t understand. Be willing to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
We would be willing to do the great things which come from our heart. When you feel the inner urge to do an act of kindness, begin a business which gives to others, start a world wide corporation which provides healing of mind, heart or body to others, follow that urge.
The urge begins with small steps. This could be as simple as picking up a plastic bottle on the beach. A Dutch teenage, Boyan Slat, was diving off the coast of Greece and was astounded at the amount of plastic floating in the ocean. Boyan developed a process to recover that plastic and has raised 320 MILLION dollars. It is supposed to begin this year. (You may read about it here.)
Boyan Slat is an example of the creative energy of God. He saw a problem which touched his heart and decided to do something about it.
There is no need for perfection.
To be the Power and Presence of God you don’t need to be perfect. You simply need to follow what is in your heart, act upon it and persevere.