“What a joy it is to know that through expression we can know being! How much joy there is in our hearts now that we recognize that the Creator speaks to us through creation. Each cloud will speak to us of love. Each gust of wind will sing melodies of love. Every drop of water will show the purity of love. The whispers of love will no longer be dim like moonlight, but like melodious songs that the mind and heart hear with gratitude. As never before, everything we see will tell us of God. You will recognize that love surrounds you everywhere, that you live, move, and exist in it.” Choose Only Love, bk.7, 5:III
This quotation, from the last volume in the series–newly published–we see our love for God as a palpable thing. In effect, we are saying hosannas to God, thanking Him for the beauty of our world. Mary, in Mirari, has also commented on what a beautiful world we inhabit. Praising rising to God becomes easy when we live the being that this volume encourages us to inhabit.
In A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us that our praise of God does not mean that we tell Him how wonderful He is. He has no ego with which to accept such praise. But we ourselves need the discipline of gratitude. It warms our heart. Appreciation, or gratefulness, goes hand in hand with love.
This quotation lifted my spirits very high. When we feel close to God, we naturally want to say “thank You” to Him. And our day goes better as a result, for we are thinking positively, letting go of the many negatives in the world as we are living it today.