Mike Obsatz, Congregant
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Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Science of Mind, shared his wisdom about shock absorbers in 1952, almost 70 years ago. He said he remembered a time before cars had very effective shock absorbers and how, when riding in a car he “bumped along the road, clutching the side of the car to keep from being thrown out.”
Our life’s journey is filled with bumps, roadblocks, detours, and unexpected hailstorms.
In our every day lives, we experience many shocks to our systems. There are the shocks that come from the outside — wars, environmental disasters, health crises such as the pandemic, violence, illnesses, deaths, loss of relationships, abuse of others and self due to race, religion, sexual orientation, age, and many more. Life is filled with many potentially shocking experiences.
These external shocks vary in form and intensity, but they can all jolt us.
Holmes asks: “If science can build a physical absorber that takes up the shock when we drive our automobiles, why can’t the mind build up a spiritual shock absorber that will absorb all the difficulties of the day with ease?”
God is — in charge, present, a comfort, and a support to us at all times.
I think it — my thoughts remind me that I am safe, whole and loved all the time.
I live it — I reach out to others with love, peace, and compassion, spreading joy and hope.
We pray as if everything depended on God and act as if everything depended on us. We remind ourselves that we are co-creators with God.