If I could use a story to explain my experience of the Spring Meditation (April 19, 2019), this would be it:
I came home from playing outside and found Blessed Mother and Holy Father waiting for me.
“We have a SURPRISE for you…”, they said. The build-up in the air was palpable. I knew something was up.
I could see in their faces that they were excited about this. “What is it?” I asked.
“First let’s clean you up,” Blessed Mother said.
I ran to the shower without objection. No objections, no chasing into the bath… I want this surprise and my defenses are down. I clean myself up, willingly. I cleaned up well. I did not want to give them any reason to delay “my prize”. I sat in front of my parents, and with doe eyes I said, “I am ready. What is it?”
"We’ll give you anything you want", said the Holy Father.
Anything…? Oh my, what would I want? It’s like receiving a blank check. I blurted out something…
“Are you sure?”, they said in unison. They didn’t have to say it. I saw the look on their faces. Oh wow, I can go bigger! They must mean it when they said anything…!
“What would be nice?” I asked them. Looking from one parent to another, alternately. Looking for signs, testing the limits of their surprise. They had a suggestion. I loved it! It was awesome, it was major, It would cost a lot I am sure. Oh boy, are they really going to give me this? Do I deserve it? They want me to share this gift with my friends, I wonder do they deserve that?
“Can I really have it?” I said out loud.
“Well if you do the right things, put in some work, yes of course! Easily, no doubt.”
The confidence in Father’s tone welled me up. He has so much faith in me. And Mother looks on reassuringly. I begin to wonder how I can deserve all this.
“What do I need to do? Tell me.”
We talked and discussed. In probably the most adult conversation I had with them. I feel so capable, empowered, loved, trusted.
If the “surprise” were a dish, it’s as if they asked me for that one dish that can let me say no to all the other dishes in the world. I should therefore choose wisely… I could only choose one.
To seal the deal, Holy Father asked “Are you sure you are choosing this?"
With conviction, I say “YES!”
“Okay then start cooking. We’ll be in the kitchen with you.”
Thank you, Kim, for this wonderful engagement with Father God and Mother God.