Words Of The Prophets

Life’s deepest messages sometimes come to us in surprising ways. That happened to me one morning as I was out for a run in New York City.

On that particular day I had the privilege of crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects the Lower East Side to Brooklyn. It’s a concrete walkway high in the sky, over vehicles and trains, used by pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists. Apparently, it has been discovered by street artists as well.

I was enjoying the experience, aware of what the exertion was doing to my body, and letting my mind wander as occurs so naturally while running. Looking near my feet I saw the word “Love,” written in graffiti. A few steps later, was the word “Is.” Soon after, “Always.” I then realized that this was a message, given one word at a time so it unfolded as a person moved along.

The full message read:

Love

Is

Always

The

Appropriate

Response.

Love is always the appropriate response. I’ve read that sentiment many times on onion skin paper with gold edges, inside a leather-bound holy book believed to be divinely inspired. Here, on bare concrete, in ordinary spray paint, put there by who-knows-who was the same spiritual truth.

Simon & Garfunkel, in the song, “The Sounds Of Silence,” told us that prophets’ words often appear in the most unlikely places. No doubt the prophets have been to Williamsburg Bridge.

8 comments on “Words Of The ProphetsAdd yours →

  1. I’ve noticed that you respond in love.

  2. Dave Jones says:

    Nice Steve. 👍👍

  3. Maureen Mclaughlin says:

    What a wonderful glimpse into your new book! I’m now on chapter 6 and really appreciating the message that is so loveingly delivered!

  4. Steven Z. Newman says:

    Steve,
    Beautiful story! Cant wait to read your book.
    Steve

  5. Elizabeth McLaughlin says:

    Thank you so much for your latest book, it is much needed in this disquieting time and I know it will be well received. You and your family live your lives according to the laws of higher consciousness, and it shows in your closeness and caring.
    You are a great example of energy and accomplishment in these past months – time which could have been spent learning a new language, taking courses online, exercising, writing a book and avoiding all the pitfalls of ennui – Here’s to many more inspiring notes and writing from you! Love to you and yours, Elizabeth

  6. If we all lead by this saying… wouldn’t this world be a better place?! ❤️😍✌️

    Thank you Steve, for this gentle & loving reminder.

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