The most powerful transformations are often born out of our greatest leaps of faith: I pray, “I am prosperous,” even though the word “tithe” makes me squirm. I pray, “I am whole,” even though I’m worried sick about my health. I pray, “I’m one with the universe,” even though I can’t stand the neighbor kid. I affirm, “Peace be still,” even though news reports terrify me.
Our work is to stay present and make loving choices. If we’re willing to trust in the goodness of the universe, Spirit will transform us, and through us, outer conditions.
The rest is just processing. It’s dancing on the edge of transformation. It’s the prodigal son eating slop with the pigs. It’s the Hebrew slaves murmuring in the wilderness. It’s Jesus on the cross. And with no conscious effort, we suddenly come to ourselves. Our wandering in the wilderness halts. Our three days in the tomb conclude.
So whatever is ripe for transformation in your life, my prayer this week is that you have within you all the faith, courage and desire to heal at depth, to return for the loving father’s welcome home party, to reach the Promised Land, and to experience the glory of resurrection.