Love IS in the Air

It looked like an ordinary sweet potato. I stuffed it with black beans, cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream (my favorite meal), added a tossed salad to the plate and sat down to enjoy it alone in peace. All of a sudden my eyes filled with tears, stunned by the sheer beauty of my plate. Its colors came alive in brilliant golds and greens and sparkled with a light I had never seen before.

It was during
a particularly dark time in my life, a time when I struggled to make sense of who I was and what my life was about. I was constantly praying, reading, and seeking signs of reassurance from God that I was on the right path. And yet my life seemed so out-of-control, so not what I wanted it to be.

And in the midst of this dark time came Light. This Light infused my dinner plate with a beauty so profound that it brought me to tears. This Light enveloped me in an overwhelming brilliance, filling me with indescribable love and joy and peace. And out of the Light I heard, "Don't you get it? This is how I see you. You are as perfect and beautiful as that sweet potato."

I understood immediately that we are all as perfect and beautiful as sweet potatoes. And we are all held in an ocean of Love and Light.

"Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13