It is written in Matthew 5:5 that Jesus said "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
As taught by Neil Douglas Klotz in his book, Prayers of the Cosmos", the Aramaic language that Jesus and the Jews of his day spoke had many definitions, to be interpreted in several ways and at different levels of experience. Another definition could be:
"Blessed are the gentle, those who have softened the rigidity within them."
We are then invited to ask what the words rigid and soft have to do with our experience of life? Where am I too rigid in my thinking? As I soften, open and allow other ideas and experiences into my mind and heart, I will experience the abundance of nature, enjoy everything that appears in form. Including those who seem to persecute us.
The key for me is the deep, abiding experience that God is love. As I open, soften and allow God as love to heal the wounds in my heart and mind, I am changed - I am healed - mind, heart and body.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
I loved to-days message, "I connect into the power within." it really resonated with me, thank you..
It also highlights why it is important for me to join as often as is possible, to the morning Daily Word, prayer and quiet time, which starts my day off with peace and resilience to meet whatever it has to offer.
We have become a wonderful connected group of like minded souls, supporting ourselves, the ones on our prayer lists and the wider community too.
I am so grateful
C.S, Daily Word Reader
World Day of Prayer gives us an opportunity to come together in celebration of our oneness with God, each other and our world. Through prayer we foster peace and wholeness in our community, our individual lives and our planet.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft, Director of Silent Unity in the UK