..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

To Live a Life of Faith

I am just sitting here. It is a lovely day, and suddenly I just see the truth of it all. If we are to know God with any depth, if we are to have anything that we can really call a "life," we are going to have to batter through, in spirit, soul and body, those things which terrify us and mezmerize us and trick us into thinking that we are not totally loved by God. What demons of hesitancy lure me away from so great a Creator? What lies keep the Lover of my soul waiting to receive my whole heart? What excuses waste my time waiting for my head to feel certain about what my heart already know to be true?

To live a life of faith sets the world on fire with the Glory of God!. Or perhaps the world is already so set on fire and we just need to put on our 3-dimensional, no, 1000-dimensional glasses to see it. Hear O Israel,... thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength, (Deut 6: 4a & 5.) This kind of love shall not just come to us. We must go after it. We must row out into the deep. We must row until the waves splash over our little boats and sink them, leaving us alone with the Almighty One in the depths. There is nothing to fear. There is no life until we let go of our own puny ones. A great and glorious banquet with our Beloved awaits us if we but dare give our hearts completely to Him Ah, may we all have the courage and resolve of the Magi, to go forth on a journey looking for He who is King of the Universe. Surely a star will lead us to Him. The Morningstar rising in our hearts: Christ Jesus.

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