Are You Looking at me?



“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people
by the forgiveness of their sins” (Luke 1.76, 77)

“WHO? Me? Are you looking at me? Well I don’t see anyone else, I’m the only one here. Are you looking at me?”

“Yes, child, I am looking at you. You are the Prophet of the Most High. Now go and prepare the way for your Christ. Give the people the good news of their freedom. Go and set my people free. Tell them plainly. Make the path straight for them. Set my people free!”

“But they won’t listen to me. Hardly anybody goes to church now. I’m too old. I’m too young. I don’t know what to say. I’m not a theologian. I haven’t got any charisma. Even my children don’t want to come with me to church. Are you sure you’re looking at me?”

“Stop stressing. Look at me. No, not at my feet. Look me in the eyes. I have already set you free. Free to worship without fear. I have rescued you from your enemies. Your enemies are no one but your own fear. Don’t be frightened. There is nothing to be afraid of. I have called you and you are mine. I will never leave you. You don’t need to run or hide or think up new ways to do God’s work, say God’s words. I am right here. Within you. I have already moved all your obstacles. You just think they are still there. The traps and knots of your mind are just illusions. Their only power is the power you give them. All you have to do to end that power is let them go. There is nothing and no one to blame or to twist your emotions around, tie your thoughts to. I have set you free from your schemes and stories that can never be. Let them go. Look at me. Here I am. You are free to serve, free to love, free to risk, free to bring the light to those whose lives seem dark. Look at me. I am in them too! Just believe what you see here and then go and tell them what you see in them, and they will see me…go now, Prophet of the Most High…
…Prepare ye the Way of the Lord.”

~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on December 11, 2018.

One Response to “Are You Looking at me?”

  1. 🌈🌈🌟 I love this. ‘Tell them what you see in them .’ 💖🌟⭐️ yes!

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