Our desire to feel "at home" is a fundamental human desire. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the most ancient meditative chants from Hindu and Buddhist tradition sound like our word for “home” ("ohm"). I also don’t think that it’s a coincidence that Jesus emphasized the opportunity of making a home with God in his last words with his disciples. John 14-17 is all about living from a home with God--like a branch in a vine. Coming home to God meets our most fundamental needs, empowers us to share home-making love with others and frees us to experience true joy in the adventure of life.
This is why the rest that works is so important. It’s a way home to God through some specific, Biblical steps:
We don’t have to figure everything out anymore than a two-year old has to figure out all of her questions before running into her mom and dad’s open arms. It’s simply a matter of moving in the right spirit as we go about our lives. When we trip or go the wrong way, there's no need for any beating up. Sincerely pray for help, turn or get up and seek to live in God's Love again trusting that help will be there. Be open to the help that appears, within and without.
More power to you in coming home to God and creating a “home” with others out of God's Love. When you struggle, ask the Holy Spirit for help and go with what feels most home-making inside, step by step. Trust that the Spirit will keep home-making in you and with you.
Thanks for doing the work of home-building together, for ourselves and for others. It may be the most important gift you ever give anybody, including yourself.
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