The Great Compassion


The source of all life is Love.

(Listen to my song “God Is” by clicking HERE)


Psalm 107:5-6

Hungry and thirsty, their life was wasting away within them. They cried to the Lord in their distress; from their straits he rescued them.


Jesus said that he is the vine and we are the branches. When we sever our connection to the Giver of Life…we wither.

Of course…we can never actually sever our connection with God…but we can choose to ignore it.

It’s a matter of consciousness.

We can choose to live apart from this conscious union with our Loving Creator…or simply be unconscious of it…perhaps deluded by the attractions of power, prestige and possessions.

We can nurture a conscious connection with our Loving Source by practicing being present to the Divine Presence.

Try contemplative practices such as:

  • Centering prayer and meditation.
  • Lectio Divina: Read scripture in silence while listening in your heart for a word or phrase that moves you.
  • Walk or sit in the midst of nature and nurture a sense of awe and wonder.
  • Lose yourself in anything creative…like music, poetry or art.

If we do this we will begin to be aware of promptings from God on decisions in life.

At one time…I was “hungry and thirsty” with my life seemingly “wasting away” within me. I did cry out to the God in my distress…and it was in the silence of my surrender that I heard a gentle whisper that redirected my life.

Looking back…I clearly see how God rescued me (and many times since!).

Have faith and trust that God will lead you through your struggles to wholeness.

God is always good even when we or life’s happenings are seemingly not!


Listen to my song “God Is” by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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