Endure and You Will Inspire
Even a life that seems to be in ruins will one day inspire awe and wonder. Endure and you will inspire. Endure and you will find God.
There is a second half of the spiritual life. It comes only through the death of the first. It’s a painful transition between the two halves of the spiritual life. But the awakening and greater enlightenment in the second half is worth all of the pain and heartache it takes to leave the first half. It takes a dying of sorts to truly live. Just as the children of Israel had to wander through the desert, we, too, must wander through the “no man’s lands” of life. We too must wander through the desert to reach the promised land of communion with God. There is no other way. And few there be that find it. Few there be with the strength and resolve to endure. Few there be with the courage to enter the darkness and become blind so they can see the glorious light that awaits them in the second half of the spiritual life.
My life is an extended lent. It’s a living fast. But, I have found, deprivation brings abundance. It brings communion with God because it requires his abiding presence to endure. Through deprivation I have experienced peace and joy like never before.