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An Old Message For A New Age (Part 2 of 3)

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An Old Message For A New Age (Part 1 of 3)

 

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Well, I am someone who does not take things in vain. I believe that everything that happens is a perfect set-up for our growth and learning. So, I went home and looked up the verse. Upon reading it I had one of those “pilgrim” moments.

 

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you as well

Matthew 6:33

The perfect message

The perfect message for a true seeker. But, of course, the question follows…what does it mean? I know that some will have a very clear-cut answer.

But for me it has taken years of touching upon, moving away from, and coming back to the message. To find for myself the meaning.

The day I received the verse I typed it up and put it in my meditation space. I have looked upon it every day since. But lately it has begun to call for my attention more fervently, demanding from me a clearer understanding.

Ultimately, I have come to realize this one sentence as the most basic ingredient for living. And the word that has always stood out to me is “first.” Here, the order of things.

What drives us

The desire to obtain is what drives our society. Material possessions, personal achievement, physical perfection. We strive first and we strive hard. But in this verse we are asked not to “do” first, but to seek. We are told where to begin.

I would like to go slowly, go back and explore this simple message, piece by piece…

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…

Is this the answer to the interminable question, “What do I seek?”? If so, then I ask, “What exactly is this ‘Kingdom of God’ that I am after?” My mind immediately travels to another verse:

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you

Luke 17:21

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An Old Message For A New Age (Part 3 of 3)

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An Old Message For A New Age (Part 1 of 3)

The seeker

This is an old message for a new age.  Do you consider yourself a seeker? I have a feeling if you’re reading this article, you do.

Definition of a seeker

If so, how exactly do you define it? What does it mean to you to be a “seeker?”

For me, the definition is constantly in process of clarifying itself. Shifting in and out of focus as I ask, “What is it that I’m seeking?”

Seek

There have been times – days, weeks, months, dare I say years – that it felt like wandering. Lost and lonely, in search of a nameless, faceless something that seemed forever before me.

But like a mirage, moving farther away the closer I drew. I could not grasp it. But I knew that when found it would make all the pieces of my life click together.

Instant happiness and abundance, perfect peace and love. Most of all, everything would finally make sense. I’d know my purpose; I’ll be brave enough to live it; I’d have no question that I couldn’t readily answer.

I can tell you, after so much time in the desert, I have found no such something. But that doesn’t mean the journey has not been fruitful.

In its finest moments the search has been a pilgrimage. One with the hue of holiness. And in those rare instances I know clearly what it is I seek. I’d like to share a story.

A story

Several years ago my mentor’s company sponsored a celebrity golf tournament. We attended, and I surprised myself at how star-struck I was! Especially since the stars were sports figures with whom I was barely familiar.

Of all of them, the kindest was David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs. Walking next to him, my head came only to his chest, but I find him to be a gentle giant.

Late in the day I, along with many others, asked for his autograph. When he gave me back the piece of paper it had on it his name and “Matthew 6:33.” I overheard someone explain that he always places a verse from the Bible on his autographs. A different one for each person.

 

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An Old Message For A New Age (Part 2 of 3)

An Old Message For A New Age (Part 3 of 3)