truly, I tell you,
anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by
another way is a thief and a bandit."
people who search for satisfaction and wholeness in our life, we have
developed many different approaches to achieving this.
Self-help books have a whole section in books stores, infomercials bring our
attention to the ab buster the butt buster and the thigh buster.
Regularly, people ingest something short of speed, hoping to increase their
energy and metabolism. Relationships, jobs, and families experience
the same. The irony is that we build walls and fences, through
education, rearing, and our own experience that should help us to
recognize the true and right from the false and even harmful.
Hear the Good News, God
embraces and cares for all that exists with divine love and compassion.
All that exists includes you. When we turn to God, and away from the
many other satisfaction seeking and wholeness seeking substitutes, we find
exactly what it was and is that we were in fact looking for. When
we drop the many relationships and have one true one with God, everything
changes. Family, friends and
even the relationship we have with our self, they all become more healthy
and more centered. Because you see, God more than just another
relationship, God is the one relationship in which all others are grounded.
The search for popularity, power, success, sensual pleasures, respect and
acclaim fall away. Having God as our central relationship removes the
false relationships and desires from our life, allowing us to live the
life God has called us to live.
Oh Father, I wander,
I look and seek things to bring a sense of balance to my life, but when I
fail to start with You, it is never plumb. Grant me health, both of
the body and the spirit, that I might live the life You have called me to
live. Remove the false securities from my life that I might find the
true grounding of my faith.
Thank You Father, for all You have done in my life and all You will continue
to do. Amen.