Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Belonging You Seek

I was walking.

I picked up some flowers.

I spread them on the earth.

They grew into a ladder.

I started climbing but my ladder began to fall.

So I spread my wings and flew instead.

"The belonging you seek is not behind you. It is ahead," so said Maz to Rey in The Force Awakens. And so Rey pushed on forward into the new life she was discovering and in so doing she learned the answers about her past that she was seeking and she found her place in life and in herself. She learned her identity--and that it had nothing to do with her past.

When Jesus healed the man at the pool, he said to him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk" (John 5:8). What do free writing, Star Wars, and a Bible verse have in common? Just some musings on what it means to walk. Do you ever marvel at physically walking? If you've ever been bedridden in your life, maybe you have; the rest of us, perhaps not so much. But if you try and think about your steps, it's difficult to--and it's strange to walk naturally and get to your designation if you're busy thinking about all the muscles that have to move for each step and all the places where you have placed your feet before. But if you just watch where you're going and keep your eyes ahead, the walking is natural and not so strange.

Midweek musings, musings.

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