“I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Everyone there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes.” - C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)
We are split between this world and the next. Perhaps we are pilgrims on a journey on this earth or we are in a type of exile or slavery because of sin. We all know by experience that this world, with all its promise and problems, still only demands a small portion of our souls. Most of the time I think that it would prefer that we only dedicate this or that small part of who we are at any one time.
There is another land however, one that has been promised us. One that is connected to ours only by the Cross of Christ. In that land your soul must take in a full breath. You must fill yourself with the grace of God to the point that you and the divine are indistinguishable. Truth be told, most of us do not have any real idea what it’d look like if we opened our entire soul up to something. No idea what difficulty or joy would meet us if we dedicated our lives entirely to one love. That choice is demanding, but it is undoubtedly the only one that will satisfy. So... “Take courage, get up; Jesus is calling you.” (Mk 10)
Life Goal: Bring 12 People to a living faith in Jesus Christ before you die.
You and yours are in my prayers, Fr.