To Long for Longing

The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God’s love.
But if the soul cannot yet feel this longing,
then it must long for the longing.
To long for the longing is also from God.
~Meister Eckhart from Freedom from Sinful Thoughts

Every day I tend to get distracted from the reason I’m here; I become too absorbed by the troubles of the moment, or anticipating the troubles of tomorrow.

It ends up all about the feelings which can overwhelm all else – am I
comfortable? restless? discouraged? peevish? worried? empty?

When my soul grows cold, I need igniting. I long for the spark of God to set me aflame again at the risk of getting singed. We’re all kindling ready to be lit.

To long for longing: I will pray for this at the beginning and ending of every day.

3 thoughts on “To Long for Longing

  1. Dear Barnstorming, Thanks for this thought!  And the photos speak to me.

    Bob Keener 5207 Heisey Rd Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-532-9723 (home) 717-658-8765 (cell) “Pay attention – Be astonished – Tell about it”  – Mary Oliver

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