Go This Way

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We want to reach the kingdom of God,
but we don’t want to travel by way of death.
And yet there stands Necessity saying:
‘This way, please.’
Do not hesitate to go this way,
when this is the way that God came to you.
~ Augustine

 

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We too easily forget;
we are not asked to bear more
than God endured for us.
We follow a well-worn path
bearing the footprints of Him
who has come to lead us home.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Go This Way

  1. So very comforting from you, Emily, and from Augustine – especially when we try to see and understand it from His point of view — His love for us. He would never lead us anywhere that was harmful or evil. It is by our own will that we sometimes err and go in a different direction – away from Him — but He is always there to guide us to turn back — to Him and His protection, compassion, and forgiveness. His greatest gift is that He is waiting to welcome us – his children – back ‘home.’

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  2. I love this post. Thank you! I get to read quotes I would never see, and I get to read your heart. It’s just lovely.

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