I was reading a journal entry of a friend of a friend and saw this little quote. I really liked it so I thought I would share it:
"Cicero wasn't lying--Where there is life, there is hope...But Christ said it more--Where there is life it can be abundant."
I have begun to feel the weight of my intense wanderlust as of late. It's that deep sense of dissatisfaction that begins as a gentle tap and heightens to a pounding until I am unable to ignore it any longer. I feel the need to stretch my legs; I've been sitting in one place for far too long. It's a life philosophy almost. I'm Mary Poppins (only not as maternal and kind)..."I'll be here until the wind changes direction."
It's difficult to tell where this urge originates. Sometimes it's because I want to get away from something in particular and other times it is simply boredom. This time neither scenario really fits. Perhaps the moving every two years (on average) as I was growing up has created an ebbing cadence in my subconscious that announces its presence periodically despite any circumstances. At any rate, I feel ready to move on...my mental and emotional bags have already been packed for me. All I need to do is pick them up and go.
Unfortunately, (or fortunately...depending on how you look at it) a corner of my heart beckons me back to this little city in Ohio where there are people that I have come to love very deeply...and there is still plenty of work to do. Perhaps I can learn a little more about faithfulness.
"Seeming to be becomes the common denominator of ordinary behavior, pretense and sham compromise enough to get by, pious thoughts replace putting on an apron and washing dirty feet, and in the words of Carl Jung, "Neurosis is always an adequate substitute for suffering." ~B. Manning
..."Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." I Peter 4:8
So the Catholics have decided that they are down with the ladies...and even if we decide we don't want to procreate! So, that's exciting. I'm liking them more and more everyday. Check it out: