Monday, May 09, 2005

a simple truth

i met a wise man over the weekend. he is what many would call a holy man. a real holy man! who would have thought they existed. and what made him holy was his utter awareness of his humanity and the subsequent deep cultivation of a life of devotion. one thing he said this weekend is playing over and over again in my head, like a tape and i would like to share it with you. amazing how the deepest truths can appear so simple, so neatly packaged with tight corners.

"God's duty to me is to take care of me. My duty to God is to serve Him. Finish."

think about all the latent truth in that. then take your brokenness, your depression, your joys, talents, your ability to cook a mean curry or even all the baggage you felt like you had to carry around for years that now feels like it is restricting your circulation. all of it. it's too heavy, so drop it at His feet. and take up that yoke that we are assured is light, to begin to recover the life that is said to be abundant.


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