They asked him, “Lord, is this the time
         when you will restore sovereignty to Israel?”
         He replied, “It is not for you to know…
         But you will receive power
         when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;
         and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
         in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
 —Acts 1.6-8

Is this the time we will re-open?
Now will our political party dominate?
When will we return to normal?
Can we be safe, and privileged, and in power?

No. You can bear witness
to the power of love.
It is not for you to know the future,
or to be ascendant or in power,
or to control things.
It is for you to be a witness to love
even when things are not restored.
This is not second best: it is true power,
whose waves ripple through the world.

The center of the universe is not on the throne.
It is in your heart.

Receive love.
Trust the power.
Bear witness.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

May 22, 2020

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