It is my deepest honour to have you in my company!
Thank you for being here!
My name is Jeannette Augustine by birth. Both names are from the French side of my father’s family. His sister, my God Mother’s name, was Augustine and her husband’s name, my God Father, was Noel, born on Christmas Day. My father’s name was Paul and my mother is Mary. I was born on St. Patrick’s Day. I love the color green!
3:17 is significant to me in Matthew for it speaks to
the Transfiguration of our Lord, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ.
I see all things in life as having derived significance from our Lord God. Like most people in life, the veil separating the higher realms from my awareness was taken on in the human experience.
I had a Catholic upbringing and my Maternal Grandfather was a Monsignor in the Romanian Orthodox church, Monsignor Costache’ Belba. The Orthodox and Roman Catholic influences of religion were both had in my childhood. I did love them from a lens of innocence, with Christ being the centre focus in each of them.
I particularly enjoyed the celebrated Holidays with each side of my family.
Too many deeper questions went unanswered about life, origins and the mysteries behind our human purpose on Earth and so my calling in life was to understand my Purpose for Being which would lead to the collective Purpose of Humanity in our Holy Existence.
We all do this together. Remember?
P>Each herald of eternity sings of the end of sin and fear. Each speaks in time of what is far beyond it. Two voices, raised together, call to the hearts of everyone, and let them beat as one. And in that single heart beat is the unity of love proclaimed and given welcome. Peace to your holy relationship, which has the power to hold the unity of the Son of God together. You give to one another for everyone. And in your gift is everyone made glad. Forget not Who has given you the gifts you give. And through your not forgetting this, will you remember Who gave the gifts to Him to give to you.
It is impossible to over-estimate your brother’s value. Only the ego does this, but all it means is that it wants the other for itself, and therefore values him too little. What is inestimable clearly cannot BE evaluated. Do you recognize the fear that rises from the meaningless attempt to judge what lies so far beyond your judgment you cannot even see it? Judge not what is invisible to you, or you will NEVER see it. But wait in patience for its coming. It will be given you to see your brother’s worth, when all you want for him is peace. And what you want for him, you will receive.
How can you estimate the worth of him who offers peace to you? What would you want except his offering? His worth has been established by his Father, and you will recognize it as you receive his Father’s gift through him. What is in him will shine so brightly in your grateful vision, that you will merely love him, and be glad. You will not think to judge him. Who would see the face of Christ, and yet insist that judgment still has meaning? For this insistence is of those who do NOT see. Vision or judgment is your choice, but never both of these.
Your brother’s body is as little use to you as it is to him. When it is used only as the Holy Spirit teaches, it has no function. For minds need not the body to communicate. The sight that sees the body, has no use which serves the purpose of a holy relationship. And while you look upon each other thus, the means and end have not been brought in line. Why should it take so many holy instants to let this be accomplished, when one would do? There IS but one. The little breath of eternity that runs through time like golden light is all the same. Nothing before it; nothing afterwards.
You look upon each holy instant as a different point in time. IT never changes. All that it ever held or will ever hold is here right now. The past takes nothing from it, and the future will add no more. Here, then, is everything. Here is the loveliness of your relationship, with means and ends in perfect harmony ALREADY. Here is the perfect faith that you will one day offer to each other, ALREADY offered you. And here the limitless forgiveness you will give each other is ALREADY given; the face of Christ you yet will look upon ALREADY seen.
Can you evaluate the giver of a gift like this? Would you exchange this gift for any other? This gift returns the laws of God to your remembrance. And merely by remembering them, the laws that held you prisoner to pain and death MUST be forgotten. This is no gift your brother’s body offers you. The veil that hides the gift hides him as well. He IS the gift, and yet he knows it not. No more do you. And yet have faith that He Who sees the gift in both of you, will offer and receive it for you both. And through His vision will you see it, and through His understanding recognize it, and love it as your own.
Be comforted, and feel the Holy Spirit watching over you, in love and perfect confidence in what He sees. He knows the Son of God.
And shares his Father’s certainty the universe rests in his gentle hands in safety and in peace.
Let us consider now what he must learn, to share his Father’s confidence in him. What is he, that the Creator of the universe should offer it to him, and know it rests in safety? He looks upon himself not as his Father knows him. And yet it is impossible the confidence of God should be misplaced.