Thursday, January 03, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2018
‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’
The air we breathe
The house of the Father is anywhere we can truly be with God.
God doesn’t dwell in a house made by human hands, but in the universe fashioned by Eternal Love. God is the Love who is everywhere … seeking to be known in everything.
We, on the other hand, are always embodied somewhere … in this place or that. And some places distract us from what is most essential to the joy we desire to know.
But there are places where our hearts attune more easily to see and know, to commune and enter relationship with the Loving One who is everywhere at once.
So, it is important to know what the Father’s house is … for you. Where are the places you can truly be with the Loving Mystery and hear the voice of the One who so desperately wants to be heart-to-heart with you?
We need ways and places to be silent and listen to our soul. The Father’s house is a quiet place where the noise of the world fades and doesn’t intrude.
But it may also be the local pub, a living room, time with good friends, walking a busy street where love fills you.
The Father’s house appears anywhere human hearts share what’s in them, knowing it is okay to be wrong and that there is no special prize for being right. All that matters is knowing … love, for every love breathes the Love God is.
For each of us, the Father’s house is any place and every place where Love is the air we breathe.
Pr. David L. Miller