“Deep calls unto deep…” the Scriptures suggest (Psalm 42:7).
There is in every moment of every day an accessible onramp to the narrow road that leads to Life.
Often the onramp is hidden in the ache and longing to ever more wholly experience life as a son. And when we pause and let this ache rise, we begin to sense the voice of our Father: His deepest provision tirelessly, freely, joyfully calling unto our deepest need.
In Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton suggests it this way:
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.
Could it be that our Father is “younger than we”?
Could it be that, eternally unwearied, He turns toward you and me, setting his gaze exultantly upon our hearts as sons, and offers us again and again a way to real and lasting life?
First offered at the Become Good Soil Intensive, this is perhaps the most important message I have had entrusted to my care.
With joy, hope, and deep anticipation, I invite you to savor it and to risk opening your masculine heart to the more the Father is making available to you today.
Hungry? Courageous? Want even more?