Meditation Thought: “…for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37)
By your words – shall your life be lived and have significance. It is words which make you the visible manifestation of being formed in My image: of all creatures upon the earth, humans are the only ones who use words to express thoughts, feelings and instincts.
By words were all visible things created and by words are all maintained. My words, or My children’s words. By our thoughts, expressed by words, and those words acted upon, are choices made – to continue life, to enhance life – or to stop life.
Remember this truth constantly: every moment you choose to: 1) continue the status quo or 2) enhance the situation or 3) stop everything concerning that which is causing choice.
There are beautiful vistas and exhilarating movements to be chosen – or quagmires and the inertia of despair. By your choice of words do you choose direction, choose that on which to focus – and thus choose your life: your life now and your life in the future.
The words preserved in the Bible are the words which bring knowledge, wisdom, understanding and enlightenment to all who view them as such.
They bring the resurrection of the dead: the ‘dead’ spirit and mind of one who has separated himself from his origin and his inheritance: the ‘prodigal son’ attitude. The Word is the means of bringing about the realization to the ‘prodigal son’ that home is by far the better place – in fact the best place for him to be.
How he can appreciate it now that he has seen and experienced the other places! He sees it in the context of a new perspective of concentration of just what it is – he analyzes point by point, its beauties and the comforts it provides.
What a different person he is when he once again enters his old home: when he meets his father.
He is so different that the father and the home appear different to him. They have become dear: the embodiment of all the hopes and dreams and fulfillment that he had wandered away to find!