Daily Word - Presence

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You speak of my presence and seek it out for good reasons. Are you aware that other people also have a sense of presence that you can discern? Do you know that you have a presence yourself? How sensitive are you to discerning presence? I was the most luminous presence on earth yet most people didn’t realize that. A few did, as the Roman soldiers who said, ‘never a man spoke like this before’, and Peter who said, ‘to whom shall we go? For you have the words of life’. But your presence speaks before you do, and you have experienced this when a person enters the room and the atmosphere changes before they even speak. How sensitive are you to the presence of others? Can you discern and respond to those in need before they ask? What does your own presence communicate to others?