Saturday, February 26, 2005

Motion

And here is the key to opening my inertia:

We often stray far from the source of our living water, the hectic pace of life often stops us being nourished from the well. But in the bits and pieces of our everyday lives we can make ourselves present to God’s unconditional love, we can satisfy our thirst with His living waterWe often stray far from the source of our living water, the hectic pace of life often stops us being nourished from the well. But in the bits and pieces of our everyday lives we can make ourselves present to God’s unconditional love, we can satisfy our thirst with His living water

There are moments when we can speak without saying much and so avoid the embarrassing truth of what we have been doing or what we are thinking or feeling. However, the living water on offer in today's gospel is a life of intimate relationship with God. A relationship grows in intimacy when each is open and honest with the other. This takes trust and courage. Maybe life has taught you that it is risky to be honest and perhaps with some people it is necessary to hide your true thoughts and feelings. However, risky though it may feel, there is no need to hide from God.

Nothing about you, however shameful it may seem, is beyond the healing power of God's love. The inadequacies, the failings and misdeeds you may try so hard to hide are written, in chocolate, all over your face for God to see. God only waits for you to come and to speak about what's really going on for you, before cleaning your dirty face and very gently helping you to learn from your experience. The biggest learning? You're a mess but God loves you anyway and wants to spend time with you – just as you are.

I know what to do - please let me do it.

1 Comments:

Blogger Twyla said...

Good post. The first section really held the key, I think. The business of rushing here and there paradoxicaly keeps us inert. It is only in stopping and being still that we can awaken and begin to live and love truly.

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