[From the version for families with children]
The goodness of Daniel comes through again and again, as God grants him visions of the things of heaven. It’s all so much for Daniel: he is overwhelmed with fear! But listen to the words of reassurance of God, calling him “greatly loved by God.”
Now God loves every one of us, yet God’s joy in us is the greater the more we are open to listen to God and to see with our hearts what God wants to show us. Daniel’s soul is completely open to God—like a window pane of perfectly clear glass through which God’s life just pours into his soul. Daniel kept the windows of his soul very clean by prayer, good works and just wanting to be pleasing to God.
May you and I keep our soul clean and clear so that God’s presence can come through. Prayer, longing to be in contact with God, loving others: all these acts on our part will be like spiritual Windex for the soul!
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the season of Kingdomtide this year, we read the Book of Daniel.
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