One Day at a Time

These things I command you, that ye love one another
– John 15:17

Perfect love casteth out fear…
– John 4:18

In almost all philosophies, belief systems, and spiritual practices, the central theme is “Love.” The Bible repeats the two great commandments numerous times. “Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength, and with thy entire mind, and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.”

Sheila and Carl have been in a very close and intimate relationship for over 12 years. Even though it has been mainly open, supportive, and loving, every once in a while, she gets one of her buttons pushed, and her feelings get hurt.

During one of these times, Sheila came to see me. “Rev. Rainbow,” she began, “some times Carl and I seem so close, we almost know what the other person is thinking! And then, at other times, it feels like we don’t know each other at all, and I get afraid that this relationship is over. I know with God all things are possible, but it sure doesn’t feel like that right now!”

After listening to everything, she had to say, I suggested we look at the situation from a spiritual point of view and proceeded to do a spiritual mind treatment. During the prayer, I heard myself say, “And Sheila is now embodying God’s Love. She is loving Carl one day at a time and letting the past go.” After the treatment, Sheila smiled broadly, took a deep breath and said, “I can do that!”

She called me in a few days and reported, “I’ve never felt so happy. I am seeing beauty and Divinity in Carl I’ve never before experienced. And all because I’m loving him one day at a time!”

Today, I make up my mind to release all past judgments, limiting beliefs, and destructive attitudes. I embody God’s Love as never before. I commit to living in the present, and loving the people in my life one day at a time.

Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson
ADAAP Outreach Minister