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By Pastor Paul Gauche

Today’s Word: ‘Source’ as in… everything within us is grounded in Something beyond us.

To say that we are “spirited” people acknowledges that everything within us – all that we are, have been, and hope to be is grounded in Something beyond us. To be spirited, alive, inspired, animated, and enthused human beings is to recognize that we have a Source. Living with an understanding that we have a Source becomes essential for thriving.

In the first week of this month, the moon was in full phase, 100% visible throughout the night sky, rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning in the west. Each time this happens, we marvel at its beauty, study its changing phases, and sometimes imagine the face of the “man in the moon.” We gaze upward toward the lunar sphere over 240,000 miles away, wondering about the condition of the things left behind by space travelers: art, golf balls, family photos, flags, human ashes, and tools.

But to paint a picture, write a poem about the moon, or sing about longing to spoon, croon, and honeymoon, ‘By The Light of the Silvery Moon,’ is to acknowledge something far greater. The moon is dark; it has no light of its own. Even the shadows that silently move over the craters, highlands, and plains have a source well beyond the lunar surface.

The moon is illuminated by the sun.

There is only a moon glow and a lunar bath because of the sun. The moon has a shine only because of the sun. The moon is described as new, waxing, quarter, half, and full only because the sun’s light reflects off its surface. The sun is its source. We thrive by reflecting our Source, the Ground of our Being. We thrive by acknowledging that everything within us is grounded in Something well beyond us.

Some questions:

++ How would you describe your Source, your “Ground of Being?”

++ Where does your light come from?

++ What shines brightest through you?

++ What, from your Source, do you most easily reflect toward others?


Paul Gauche is the Pastor of Life Transitions at Prince of Peace. His posts are part of his #100days50words project, where he blogs about a different word each week. You can follow his project on Instagram (@pgauche) or his blog, Thriving Rhythms.




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