Taking Care of My Side of the Street

“Prepare Ye the Way! “(Luke 1)

In life, we are called to prepare the way; spiritually and physically.

In the 1st Chapter of St. Luke, we find John paving the way.

As John “grew in Spirit” and matured, he made sure his side of the street was well kept and remained true to the task that God laid at his feet.

Who’s Side of the Street is It?

Earlier this week, while on a walk, I noticed broken glass in the middle of the road in front of my neighbors’ house.

 My 1st thought: “Nice, I can’t believe someone did this.”

Inspiration from Spirit: “Get out your broom and sweep it up.”

My neighbor happened to be outside. I asked her, “Would you mind if I swept the glass into your grass?” She agreed.  I went back to get my broom.

It was still early in the morning and the sun was beginning to peek through the trees.  I began to sweep; keeping rhythm with the silence. No matter how much I swept, there was more glass to clean up.

God allowed enough time for me to finish the task and kept any traffic away until I was done.

It was revealed to me, in the moment; the lesson was about keeping my side of the street clean, regardless of circumstances around me.

As spiritual pilgrims, we are given a time of inner preparation; in the moment, a time to be!

“When I Was Made in Secret, I Was Fashioned in the Depths of Being.” (Ps. 139)

Photo by Nagesh Badu on Unsplash

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