Monday Meditation: On Peace in Belonging

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF. You are a child of the Universe no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.  -Cassie Cromwell

Who has God been to me? When have I known that I belong? That I am loved? That I am meant to be here? That the world is full of meaning and beauty? What do those realizations mean for me? How can I respond?