Sunday, October 15, 2017

Before they call I will answer

Sunday October 15 we will meet at my office at 2 pm for 15 minutes of silent meditation followed by a talk and discussion of the meaning of this beautiful passage from Isaiah 65:24: "Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." New International Version. Here is another version: "I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"  New Living Translation.

It is helpful to think of certain passages from the Bible, including this one, as the Living Word. Such passages radiate direct knowing. They have the capacity to awaken any of us who are willing from our deep slumber. They are alive in every meaningful sense. This passage from the Old Testament prophet ends with the phrase “says the Lord”. It is God speaking through the prophet. All of us, here and now, have access to the same direct knowing and speaking shown by Isaiah. The experience described in this passage is available to everyone, at any time. It is, in fact, ‘outside’ of and not limited by space and time. How do we access this profound direct knowing of Truth? We will consider this question and discuss examples of the same knowing expressed by Isaiah that occur in our ordinary, daily lives. Because this Truth is living, it is in no way limited. Such knowing has always occurred to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. The very nature of such Truth is that it is ever present, endless, formless, and unrestricted. It is here, now, equally available to us all.

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