*Brian Wilcox. 'welcome'. Flickr.
Is it not in the very moments you give over to the mystery and movement of life that you are able to experience your own brilliance?
*Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. The Logic of Faith: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt.
Yet, too, when seeing our brilliance, our glory, we see only one brilliance, one glory. This even as there is only one mystery and one movement, and only one "Yes" to Life. When I say this "Yes," amid the experience of birth, life, and death, I say "Yes" for everyone, and I enter the "Yes" of everyone who has spoken or will speak the same "Yes." We cannot know when this "Yes" began, but we can enter it, by trust. And to speak the "Yes" when not trusting is an affirmation of faith in Life. So, we say, verbally or nonverbally, over and over, "Yes." In this "Yes," a door opens for Grace to work in ways Life will not otherwise. So, "Yes" and "Yes" and "Yes" and .... "Amen!" too.
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1Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine had given out, Jesus' mother said to him, “They are out of wine.”
4 “You must not tell me what to do,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
5 Jesus' mother then told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 The Jews have rules about ritual washing, and for this purpose six stone water jars were there, each one large enough to hold between twenty and thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill these jars with water.” They filled them to the brim, 8 and then he told them, “Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast.” They took him the water, 9 which now had turned into wine, and he tasted it. He did not know where this wine had come from (but, of course, the servants who had drawn out the water knew); so he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone else serves the best wine first, and after the guests have drunk a lot, he serves the ordinary wine. But you have kept the best wine until now!”
11 Jesus performed this first miracle in Cana in Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
*Gospel of John 2.1-11 (GNB)