Out for a Walk

may18sunset1God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.
~Meister Eckhart

Sometimes an excursion from home is more like a sprint, as far and as fast as possible.
Sometimes it is a spontaneous trek into the unknown, just to prove it can be done.
Sometimes it is a climb into the dark, with precipices and crumbling ledges under our feet.
Sometimes it is a tentative journey of curiosity to see what may be around the corner.

No matter why or where or how far we wander,
the path home shines just bright enough
to show us the way back
when we are ready.
He is there, waiting.
He keeps the light on for us.

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One thought on “Out for a Walk

  1. Coincidentally, I just finished reading Thomas Merton’s most famous prayer (“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.”) and now your posting . One observation that you make so profoundly resonates with me: “Sometimes it is a climb into the dark, with precipices and crumbling ledges…” In our fallible humanity we often become “prodigal” children, venturing off into sinful ways. You remind us that, “He is there, waiting. He keeps the light on for us….” That is such a comforting image.

    (The symbolism of the light brought back a memory that I have of my beloved (Irish) grandmother’s practice of always leaving one candle lit in the living room middle window at night (sans curtains of course). When I asked her why she did this, she said it was a beacon — for someone who may be lost, as a sign of hospitality and welcome, and for the hobos who had ‘marked’ her house as a welcoming place where they could get a good meal).

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