This is an older reflection from John Chuchman. He sent it in back in January of this year. It's an invitation to jump into the furnace of God as Love!
Moving with Honesty to Realization.
I've been playing with light
thinking I was making Spiritual progress.
Iíve been exploiting mystical ideas
for my own delight.
I did not realize
that the purpose of
all I have experienced and learned and written
was to make me a servant
of Divine Love
in action in the world.
I did not realize that
Grace has indeed opened
Divine Realms for me
in order that
I can be devoted and humble enough
all my thoughts, emotions, actions, and resources
to helping others
awaken to their own inner Divinity
and responsibility for Sacred Action.
I now feel the call
to jump into the furnace
of God as Love
that embraces all things,
to give the rest of my life
to spread and embody
the passion of
God as Love,
which lies within every human heart.
I know I must take up the challenge
and live in and spread
God as Love.
Love, John Chuchman
You'll find other reflections from John on his blog.
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John Chuchman is a bereavement counsellor. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and former Ford Motor Company executive (1959-1992). He has been a Hospice volunteer since 1990. John has received Pastoral Bereavement Counselor certification and a Certificate in Spirituality (Kino Institute of Phoenix, Arizona.) In 2000, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. His website provides information about his regular retreats and information about his books. he also writes a "Poetman" blog which you can find on the website or via this link: [Visit John's blog] | [Visit John's website]
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