Finding God's Goodness

Week Thirty-One. Modesty. Protecting the Soul.

Month Seven – Valuing My Body. Temperance with faith produces modesty.

A cosmic notion of the Christ competes with and excludes no one, but includes everyone and everything (Acts 10:15, 34). In this understanding of Christianity’s message, the Creator’s love and presence are grounded in the created world, and any mental distinction between “natural” and “supernatural” falls apart.  

When I know that the world around me is both the hiding place and the revelation place of God, I can no longer maintain a significant distance between the natural and the supernatural, between the holy and the profane. Everything I see and know is indeed one “universe” that revolves around one coherent center. This Divine Presence of our soul seeks connection and communion, not separation or division—except for the sake of an even deeper future union. 

What a difference this makes in the way I walk through the world, in how I encounter every person in the course of a day! It is as though everything that seemed disappointing and “fallen,” all the major push backs against the flow of history, I can now see as one whole movement, still enchanted and made use of by God’s love. Every circumstance is usable and filled with potency, even the things that appear as betrayals or crucifixions.

The voice spoke to him again, a second time, “What God has made clean, you are not to call profane.

Acts 10:15

Thank you Lord for protecting my soul with Your modesty and goodness.

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