Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Seeking Through Prayer – Meditation – Action. “Contemplation prayer is the world in which our private, self-made worlds come to an end; a new world appears within and around us and the impossible becomes an everyday experience. Yet the world that prayer reveals is barely noticeable in the ordinary course of events” Open Mind Open Heart – Thomas Keating. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly” Richard Bach. When I am confronted by a growth challenge my thoughts often turns to the caterpillar and the butterfly. The butterfly undergoes a tremendous struggle to emerge from the cocoon; in order to survive. If we avoid the struggle, we may be doing ourselves more harm than good. We may never give birth to our true self if we avoid the labor pains. What butterflies are waiting to be born? I am grateful for my defects that have been transformed by our Father into assets. I’m able to own my defects and I choose to surrender them to our Father for His upgrading grace. Now is the time to carry out my part because if I pass up this opportunity, my experience tells me these defects will return and the stakes are higher and more painful. Our thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are the road to disappointment and failure. Thoughts and actions of love and service bring fulfillment. Come let us be about our Father’s Business. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.