God is in the Reality of the Present Moment
I’m studying the book of Ecclesiastes in a Scripture Class at my church. We are using a book by my favorite Rabbi, Rami Shapiro. He boils Ecclesiastes down to accepting the reality of the present moment without judging it as good/bad, happy/sad, bright/dark. There’s none of this gritting of teeth and bearing things in hope for a reward of heaven or a star in our crown. It’s about accepting everything in this moment: myself, others, pain, joy, beauty, ugliness and by accepting the now…whole, we experience the grace, the transcendent in it.
God is in the reality of the present moment. It is all we actually have. But it is everything.
Posted on August 31, 2015, in B4Peace, faith, Gifts of Age, Paradox, spirituality, Suffering and tagged accepting reality without judgment, becoming whole, discovering Ecclesiastes, gifts of age, god is in the moment, grace for the moment, grace in reality, living in the present, paradox, Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.