The harvest is abundant.
The reapers are few.
Implore the Master of the Harvest
to send out workers.
Translation: Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin
The First Response:
I’m afraid to say abundance
because it will be misunderstood.
Folks will run out and buy wood
to create grain storage barns,
or toss out their old clothes
and gas up for a shopping trip.
Look, that fellow is even digging
a new wine cellar,
not even noticing where he is
flinging the dirt.
I really mean to say that starlight just kissed
the white Rhodie bloom
and even in the grayness,
I can see it blushing.
Journey through Logos:
The wonder is that the harvest is so very rich, and stands there naked all the time for us to come and claim it. Again, I hear so clearly that Yeshua alone is not the reaper, that all of us are called to stand, harvest, and pass on, our eyes fixed on that Unity that has created such a lavish display of wealth.
Abundance is so often misused in our spiritual lingo. The truth is, we always have abundance if we just choose to see. And the only place we can see this is when we are present, when we show up and harvest the veritable feast for all of our senses and empty inner places. That is the central prayer here, to awaken through grace and practice into that consciousness that will infuse such a gift into the very marrow of our existence.
Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:
The Lord is One, but He is diffused in many forms. Bring in, bring in, that All-pervading Lord.
The house is large, its kitchen vast,
but after only a moment’s passed
On days that you feel small and huddled, take the time to see the abundance that infuses your world. Can you make a list...sunshine on a green wooden fence, birdsong, the way traffic can express a time of waiting and receiving, the ferry’s departing whistle like a call to awaken? Once you begin to see it here and there, with practice and grace, you will see it everywhere, the abundance that can never be stolen, that will never rot away.
We are filled with Wonder when we grasp that abundance is always at hand,
in a form that never can be taken from us and will never die.
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