True love is the slow work of God

“One of the main things that happens when humans allow themselves to step into the energy of this love is disruption. Its promise to disrupt the status quo is the main reason this type of love is not as welcome as it should be. It was the encounter with this kind of love that led Mahalia Jackson to declare in a song, ‘I told Jesus he could change my name.’ It has that type of force. It makes it possible for humans to stretch far beyond what they might have imagined before the encounter. It helps to solidify a new way to see and to be.” Catherine Meeks, The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning, p. 90

I bless the holy disruptions in my life. They have been unpleasant. Hard. Frustrating. Caused discord with others. Generally messed up my thinking. And I bless those holy disruptions.

The Lord can indeed change my name.

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