A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

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Dear friends,

Just moments ago someone posted this question on our blog:

“I just found your page and was quite disturbed why all the pleas for money. I appreciate your service for Our Lord. I am puzzled, why you aren’t given all that you need to live by from grace without begging.”

Although it is a thought-provoking question, it is not useful, because it pulls one’s attention in the direction of a dead end. Why? Because it is a thought promoting further thinking instead of inspiration promoting gratitude and the acts which meet the need. The thought suggests that something is wrong, and taken to its logical conclusion, it leads to convoluted and complicated thoughts of guilt which can motivate acts that meet the need, but for the wrong reason.

Love and Its extension is the movement of this work which Paul and I, together with all of you who have joined with us, are engaged in, and it is Love which “inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way,” not guilt. Nor is it the fulfilling of some conceptual definition of “spiritual correctness” which doesn’t include “begging.”

If you are thirsty, you ask for a glass of water. You don’t complicate it by calling it begging . . . although you can. You don’t complicate it by gathering together others and mutually agreeing that “self-sufficiency” is an ideal to use as a standard of behavior, which means you shouldn’t have to ask for a glass of water and thus involve anyone else in an act of caring, an extension of Love . . . although you can.

The point is that we don’t complicate what is simple. When we’re not thirsty, we don’t ask for a glass of water. When we are, we do. When someone asks us for a drink, we give it, and when no one asks us, we stand ready . . . and we don’t think about it! That is the way Love works. And that is what we teach.

It is interesting that just two minutes before Paul sat down with me to post this notice of need for the month of April, the above message was posted on the blog, offering the real-time opportunity to inspire with the clarity and meaning of Gift. April is one of the two months of the year when property taxes fall due, significantly increasing the need. This month it amounts to $7,350 and is in addition to the $5,000 which normally comes due on the 20th. Everyone’s ongoing support is invited, valued, appreciated and needed.

Thank you to every one of you who offer a glass of water when it is needed, keeping our Gift alive and the outreach extending. The increasing numbers of visitors to our website and blog from the Middle East, Africa and the countries most affected by the migrant situation testify to the value of your Gift.

Thank you again.

 Rajpur
Kingston, Washington

April 3rd, 2016

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7 Responses to A Glass of Water

  1. Christine says:

    Does it not say in the Gospel of Matthew, ” What you have done to the least of my brothers, you have done to me” ? So why withhold the water/money/love when all that I give is given to my Self?

  2. binra says:

    Property taxes > thirsty?
    What’s going on?
    None of my business?
    Ok – that’s clear.

    If thinking itself is invalidated and demonised – then egolessness invites a loveless imprint to operate as ‘self’. “The end of Sovereignty”.
    Thinking can be purposefully engaged in and indeed must be, to restore sanity.
    Free willingness is a movement of communication.
    Thinking that substitutes for willingness kills the movement upon which even such thinking depends.

  3. Robert says:

    From my workshop or reading notes I have that Alan Cohen suggests “The purpose of money is to show and exchange love, appreciation, and support. Any other use of it will nullify its value and backfire.”

    • binra says:

      Rather than define in terms of “The” purpose. There is every purpose being embodied. If you look to the purpose you are embodying – you will be in the freedom to check it aligns with your consciously chosen and accepted purpose. Those who are aligning and reintegrating many conflicting purposes to a unified call to joy aka The Holy Spirit – can see that what you give out is what you get back – and what you give out is the meaning that it has for you – (that you have accepted for yourself by giving or embodying it).
      Any notion of ‘buying heaven’ or manipulating expiations of fear and guilt – comes from fear of hell – no matter how cunningly disguised in relative ‘innocence’ and well-meaning.
      Moral judgement as manipulating your good is not of an integrity but of a lack of it – as if to stop the leak! or get it back!
      Nullifying love, withholding appreciation and undermining support is effected daily in every purpose embodied that has not woken from the ‘spell’ of hating in the name of love. So much so that love is made to seem hateful, weak, discordant and heretical, and hate masked as power to direct and control the narrative ; to judge against in power withheld and presence denied – but sympathetically… and with good intentions…
      Be compassionately with what is true of you and let it teach you who you are and what you are not. Missing this step allows a hatred of self to run hidden – because denial and withholding hates and hides. Better then to see what is going on – not to war on it yet again and again – but to learn and see and feel and know what guilt unrecognized will not allow.

  4. annejab says:

    Thank you so much, Raj & Paul.

  5. Brendan says:

    A Glass of water… so simple….yet such a profound lesson to change a perception

  6. Stephen Mulkearn says:

    Thank you Raj & Paul

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