Dear Folks -
We see only what we want to see. We see only what we are prepared to see.
One of the primary purposes of spiritual work is to open our willingness and ability to see "what is."
There are "hidden messages" all around us. In this talk I illustrate this with some examples of advertising logos. You'll have to go to the web site to see these.
Jesus hid powerful messages in his parables. In this talk I look at one of the shortest of all his parables. It is about a woman who hid some leaven in a large amount of flour until the whole batch was leavened. It seems innocuous enough. But those who first heard it were offended by it. So perhaps are we as well when we hear its true meaning.
This is a summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week. The full text follows.