A common space for harmonic peacemakers
Chapter 9, Verse 28
You will be freed from
The results of your actions,
Good or harmful.
Unfettered and untroubled,
You will come to Me.
Father Bede Griffiths:
Anything done selfishly will bind you. When you eat for your own pleasure or for your own health, as most people do, you are bound by your eating and will reap the consequences. You may have good health, but that is a limited thing. It won’t last.
If you make an offering of what you are eating, then you transcend this world, and your eating itself becomes a sacred action. Then you are free. Even good results are limited. They won’t take you to God. There is no finality in them.
The smallest act of giving is a step upon the path and leads to that sublime stage where the whole personal life, with all its acts and thoughts and feelings, is dedicated to the service of the Christ-self in all, where acts can bind no more since the little self is dead, and naught remains that can be bound by action.