Miracles News

April-June, 2021

Am I Host to God or Hostage to the Ego?

by Rev. Myron, Jones, Ordained Ministerial Counselor

Last night I read a disturbing post on Facebook. A large group of evacuees are unable to find lodging. They are out of gas and out of money. None of the usual places, churches, FEMA, Red Cross is responding. They stand outside hotels surrounded by what they were able to grab when they were told that evacuation was mandatory. They are discouraged, frightened, feeling lost and hopeless, some of them crying. How exhausted and frightened they must be. How alone they must feel. The vision continues to haunt me.

The question now is, will I be host to God or hostage to the ego? As I react to their plight, I can relate. That could be me or someone I know and love. But then, I do know them as part of the Sonship, I love them as brothers. As my heart aches for them, though, I realize I’m not helping anyone, not me, not them. My sadness and the nagging desire to blame someone let’s me know I am hostage to the ego.

I change my mind deciding to be host to God instead. “What would you have me do, Father?” I remember Who I am, Who they are, Who we are together. I remember the power of the Mind, the power of God, Which is the Mind with which I think, the Mind of which we are all a part. I focus my thoughts on the truth.

As I rise above the battleground, I lift my brothers in distress. As my mind fills with love, peace, and certainty, I know their minds must likewise fill, showing itself in words, ideas, feelings most comforting and reassuring to them. We are all free and know ourselves as free.

I know what it is like to feel afraid and hopeless. Don’t we all? I know how it feels to be hostage to ego, but I also know it is possible to be released. I know how helpful true prayer is to this release.

As host to God I am privileged to be that source of hope as I hold a true vision of this situation and all involved.

Rev. Myron Jones, O.M.C., is a Pathways of Light minister living in Westlake, Louisiana. Read her inspiring Healing Journal articles on the Pathways website. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Myron’s website:

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