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Perfect Words for today…

In My Walk on March 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I have been thinking about a lot of things in the last few days but have had a hard time putting it to words, then, I found this.  It’s from Andy Osengas blog.  Andy is a singer/songwriter and one of my favorites.  This thought congeals all my thoughts into one giant paragraph, enjoy…

“Sometimes you march with an army, sometimes you hack your way through the jungle with a machete. I can tell you that I’ve been trying to be more present in the journey, and it’s had me feeling both more connected and more alone than ever.  The days have often like they were on a yo-yo, up, down, up, down, sometimes many spins a day.  The same happens when we trust people, we connect and then, because we’re human, we let each other down and lose the connection.  You crave the connection, but you get scared of what will inevitably follow.

Here, now, is a truth trumped by a greater truth (and trumped by a final truth, greatest of all):

The truth: We are surrounded by people, fellow travelers on this insane journey.  None of us are ever alone.

The greater truth: But really, we are.  We are alone in our grief, our doubts, our anger and our fear.  Not a soul can ever know or understand what it really is we’re thinking.  For this present time, not even the Spirit of God alive within us, can touch us in a way to fully comfort us.  We are utterly and completely out-of-reach of anyone else.

And that final, parenthesized truth, greatest of all?

We are never alone.  We are in process.  The process of becoming fully known, fully loved, fully revealed and, believe it or not, fully enjoyed that will crescendo into a never-ending climax of joy.  We are created by the One who is able to hold us, guide us, heal us and walk with us in the exact and complete way our hearts really long for.”