This is my message to you today. I hope that you will not only read it but that you will also put it in the place from which is came - the heart.
Step into the space between heaven and earth.
Walk with intension. Keep your eyes open. Keep you heart open. Keep you mind open.
As you, I pray that will see that there is beauty everywhere pointing the way for you to see, feel, and think.
So go. Upward and onward.
The journey is full of the goodness of life. Wherever you may be.
There's a little garden across the street from the park near my house. Throughout the pandemic someone has placed these little creative markers to remind us how to be human and hopeful. Whenever I see them, I am reminded also that this world is a holy and sacred space. It's up to us to bring our blessedness into it. This is not always the easiest thing to do, especially given the difficult times we are experiencing in our nation and in the world. Which is why I am grateful for these little reminders on living life in love and mindfulness.
Update: While I was walking the dog yesterday, I saw a man (named AJ) nailing some art to a tree. I asked him if he was the artist who did these messages. He wasn't. But introduced me to who is doing them. Her name is Cassie, who decided to incorporate her two children to "love bomb" the park. They began doing it during lockdown as a way to share a positive message to those who might need it read it. I wonder if she knows just how many people need to read it. And how many, like me, walk with intention to find new signs. She and AJ have become friends because of this. Just another way how art and kindness often leads us towards friendship and love, the greatest art of all.
You can view AJ's art on Instagram: @lajparkart
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”