"Excuse me, Your Holiness, would you please take your seat?"
"Well, to tell you the truth," says the Pope, "they never let me drive at the Vatican when I was a cardinal, and now that I'm Pope, I'd really like to drive today."
"I'm sorry, Your Holiness,” the driver nervously proclaims, “but I cannot let you do that. I'd lose my job! And what if something should happen?"
"What could happen, who's going to tell,” the Pope says smiling? Besides, there might be something extra in it for you."
Reluctantly, the driver gets in the back as the Pope climbs in behind the wheel and floors it, accelerating the limo to 105 mph.
"Please slow down, Your Holiness!" pleads the worried driver, but the Pope keeps the pedal to the metal. In a few minutes, they hear sirens. "Oh, Dear God, I'm gonna lose my license -- and my job!" moans the driver.
The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window as the cop approaches. The cop takes one look at who the driver is and goes back to his motorcycle. He then gets on the radio and says to the dispatcher, "I need to talk to the Chief."
The Chief gets on the radio and the cop tells him that he's stopped a limo going a hundred and five.
"So bust him," says the Chief.
The Chief exclaimed," All the more reason!"
The Chief asks, "Who ya got there, the Mayor?”
Chief: "The Governor?"
Chief: "The President?"
"Well, who is it,” the Chief asks, now irritated?
“What, what,” the Chief screams, "did you say God? You been drinking, John?”
Cop: " No Sir."
Chief : "Then what makes you think it's God?"
Cop: "Well Chief, he's got the Pope as a chauffeur."
Two people have been living in you all of your life. One is the ego: garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to...the wise guide.
We should believe that God is the invisible partner in our lives and affirm that Divine Love goes before us and prepares the way.
The highest mental practice is to listen to this Inner Voice and to declare Its Presence. The greater (one's) consciousness of this Indwelling I AM, the more fully (one) will live.
Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself. It is written that God is Love, and that we are (It's) expressed likeness, the image of the Eternal Being. Love is self-givingness through creation, the impartation of the Divine through the human. Love is an essence, an atmosphere, which defies analysis, as does Life Itself. It is that which IS and cannot be explained: it is common to all people, to all animal life, and evident in the response of plants to those who love them. Love reigns supreme over all.