Now you might not immediately think that a Swedish economist and statesman who went on to become the second Secretary general of the United Nations would qualify as a mystic. What you can learn from looking at his life is that he was a man who was dedicated to working toward peace and in fact it was on a peace mission to the Congo that he tragically met his death. He as awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize in 1961 for his global peace efforts.
I want to share one with you here today that I love, and have meditated on repeatedly:
Thou takest the pen and the lines dance.
Thou takest the flute-and the notes shimmer.
Thou takest the brush and the colors sing.
So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where Thou art.
How then can I hold back anything from Thee?
Maybe this quote resonates with me because I write, and I play the flute and while I don't paint I do create colorful things with my knitting needles, and in all these endeavors I am acutely aware and ever humbly grateful that it is not me but the divine spark within me that allows me to create such beauty.