Thursday, July 26, 2007


Oh how wearing it is when we engage in a raw struggle to be faithful to God! We battle with every part of ourselves and strive to hold it in the light, that we may find clarity, that we may discern what needs to change, how we can live more faithful lives with God at our center at all times. I am worn out, Friends, and find that God is even ever-present when I slow down to rest. We are where we are, and we must focus on where we are, living fully in the present. In our striving we can become carried away, too focused on the goal, too caught up in what faithfulness should look like, or what we think it looks like in other people.

What does accountability from God look like? The answer is a life-long process.

A message from Meeting this past First Day: maybe we are not human beings trying to live spiritual lives, but are instead spiritual beings trying to live human lives. We must realize our humanity, love it, and accept it. We are human, we are imperfect, and God is with us still, always.

Isn't that incredible?

Love and Light,


Lovin' Life Liz said...

That is awesome, never thought of that--spiritual beings trying to be human...

kwix said...

Wow. I was just catching up on yr blog, and discovered this.

Very powerful and True, I think. Thank you for sharing this, Claire.


Bernard Jones said...

Thank you Claire for giving me the confidence to admit have been at meetings for about six weeks find the hour of silence very relaxing and have ordered my brain to shut up, but have only heard silence, its nice to know am not alone with this problem, confident God knows am here and trying to listen to the Light, but it is more important to act on it than hear it. Bernard. London