For a variety of reasons, this simple expression is very likely to get our attention. Regardless of the topic, we’re eager to hear what follows because this implies that a central idea is about to be revealed. Key concepts are basic for understanding. Also, the first two words of this statement bring us into the present moment. Life is truly only lived at the intersection of “here” and “now.”
The details of any topic may be quite interesting but only if they relate to the core issue. The wisdom of the ages tells us that, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” To get to the main point of something is the beginning of understanding. To stay there is to be free from the burden of endless distraction.
To find order and understanding, we must look to that which is most basic, most foundational and of the greatest importance. This is especially true in our spiritual practice. Spiritual unfoldment depends on relating to and then abiding in the highest concept that we know. To consistently identify with our spiritual nature is “the thing” that brings us into harmony with God’s magnificent plan for creation.
Most Gracious God, all honor and praise be Thine for the Grace that leads us home. Amen.