-John Eldredge; The Sacred Romance
Sunday, July 15, 2012
"So much of the journey forward involves a letting go of all that once brought us life. We turn away from the familiar abiding places of the heart, the false selves we have lived out, the strengths we have used to make a place for ourselves and all our false loves, and we venture forth in our hearts to tract the steps of the One who said, 'Follow me.' In a way, it means that we stop pretending: that life is better than it is, that we are happier than we are, that the false selves we present to the world are really us. We respond to the Haunting, the wooing, the longing for another life...With an awakened heart, we turn and face the road ahead, knowing that no one can take the trip for us, nor can anyone plan our way."