Stand firm

           “Herod wants to kill you.”
           “Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures.”
                                 —Luke 13.31

           Stand firm in the Beloved.
                                 —Philippians 4.1

           The Holy One is my light and my salvation;
                 whom shall I fear?
           Though an army encamp against me,
                 my heart shall not fear.
                                 —Psalm 27. 1, 3


You belong to the Beloved.
You are a member of the Body of Love.
Your Source is infinite; your power is divine.
Your treasure is in an earthen jar —dust,
that will return to dust.
But in this moment, in this jar, you bear light,
light that cannot be hurt or diminished.
You are not the jar. You are the light in the jar.
Bear your light; bless the shadows with it.
Stand firm. Don’t let your light be dimmed
by other people’s fears.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness cannot overcome it.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net