Salvation's Way

The words that appear here have been dictated by the Holy Spirit. They are intended to be read with the heart and not the head.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Letting Go of Temptation

The pathways of the world lead, like a spider's web, into an endless maze of complication, attachment, and death. That which appears attractive is soon found to offer nothing but momentary gratification, followed by disillusion and despair. That which repels merely serves as catalyst for escape to other dead-end paths. Nowhere are found relief and rest from the bitter strain of constant seeking. As reported in Ecclesiasties, "All things are full of weariness. A man cannot utter it."

But there is cause, indeed, for optimism in the face of endless woe. For you are hardly a solitary traveler on dusty, lonely roads. Instead, your eternal nature has been, and always will be, centered and grounded in the Absolute. The glory of your Source has remained with you throughout the days of struggle and torment. The certainty of your Identity has never flagged. The promise of eternal life has never wavered. The grace and goodness of your Father's Love has never faltered, not for an instant.

Pause for a moment and reflect on deep and boundless reality. For this is your release from meaningless temptation. This is your salvation.

Rest in God.