Abundance is a relative term.
What defines enough?
When do I have enough
In order to feel comfortable enough
to start giving freely?
Is it possible that
if we are not willing to give our last penny freely,
that we might never be ready
or willing to give
From the abundance of having millions?
There is a correlation
between knowing abundance and faith,
Resting in faith,
Having our eyes centered on the divine abundance
Which is the very Source of all giving,
Shared love in the Trinity
complete and generous outpouring
of giving and receiving, and then
dynamic giving more
To each other, with nothing of self withheld,
an outpouring of love
A flowing river
Flows out to us
As God’s generosity,
As the pattern of life itself.
in that flow
there will always be enough
For us and for everyone around us.
Because as we give, we are filled.
Like a bucket that has reached its capacity,
Even while continuing to be itself filled.
When we offer no resistance
We are conduits
of a current of love.
But we can stop the flow.
And once we do,
life ceases to be lived fully in us.
Because life cannot flow through us.
Is this the meaning of alienation, of sin.
Having received from the abundance of God
Freely given to us,
we try and keep this abundance for ourselves.
Absenting ourselves from the ongoing flow of life
Which continues on around us
Wherever it finds surrender.
It takes great courage to step into the river
And take our part in this flowing.
It is the power
of being powerless,
the giving up
of having to initiate anything;
allowing instead life itself to be received in us
And given out; mediums for
the generosity of God to enter the world
As life given for us.
and passed on.
It takes faith to know that God
Cannot be outdone in generosity,
An experience of what it feels like to
Let God be done in us.
And become ourselves
an invitation to join in the great dance.
Might this be the only purpose of creation,
of each of our lives,
to be a witness to the love of God
Poured out in everything,
Shimmering energy of a love whose
Nature only wants to give of itself?
Will the purpose
then be accomplished by
our Entering the river
and ondergoing the
baptism of joining the dance
of offering no resistance to the flow
Which is meant to energize us
And then be given to energize others?