Thursday, June 27, 2013

The joy of unknowing

"Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them." -Matthew 6:26
Do they not, really? They, actually, do! But they are unknowing. And God does not want them to know so they would just "live." Because by living, they forget self.

How do they live? They just be. Eating or harvesting from the fruits of the trees; flying everywhere with seeds falling from their beaks (seed-dispersal or planting); and by such lives, keeping the tree species from becoming extinct, maintaining the balance of forest ecosystem. Is it not "gathering into barns"? It is -- but without self involves because, in reality, only the Holy Spirit that governs the Universe can make the seeds grow! -1 Corinthians 3:7.

Even the feathered chatterers are music to the soul. Why? Ah, one morning while pray-walking at the park by the sea, my heart was opened to understanding. Birds that flocked a particular tree conversed to each other incessantly. "Kabalo ka? Kabalo ka? [vernacular for 'You know? You know?']" is the starting point of their every conversation. And the litanies of the greatness, the goodness and the mercies of the Lord ensued and became personal testimonies.

God-consciousness instead of self. "Live in me, and I will live in you. A branch cannot produce any fruit [any good works] by itself. It has to stay attached to the vine [the grapes, the Holy Eucharist]. In the same way, you cannot produce fruit [good works] unless you live in me [unless you live in the Holy Eucharist; for thus is God made alive in our hearts by our living faith in Him in the Holy Eucharist]." -John 15:4.

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