“What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade for your soul?” – Mark 8: 35 The Message
There is a photo of a church in France, one that is abandoned. Through the broken windows, light streams in. It is not a dark place. In fact, it is bright with life.
The rich wood of the past blanches to an almost cream. Ornate trim, it’s difficult to tell if it is tile or plaster or paint, has paled gracefully with age.
Greenery of all kinds – bushes, weeds, trees – sprouted up through the broken floor tiles, not to be dismissed.
It seems the church found itself, its soul. Its true self has come into fullness in a grand, yet humble stillness. The glory of the Divine finally has been allowed to take over, be.
It is not the stuff we have, the places we visit, or the power we achieve. It is the finding of our souls where the Holy One thrives.
Don’t lose it.
Loose the rest and Love will grow eternal.