“Let’s not get too settled in, too satisfied with the good things down here on earth. They are only the tinkling sounds of the orchestra warming up. The real song is about to break into a heavenly symphony, and its prelude is only a few moments away.” — Joni Eareckson Tada, Heaven: Your Real Home
“In Finding My Way Home, Henri Nouwen writes about ‘journey’ in a very different way:
Our spiritual journey calls us to seek and find this living God of Love in prayer, worship, spiritual reading, spiritual mentoring, compassionate service to the poor, and good friends. Let us claim the truth that we are loved and open our hearts to receive God’s overflowing love poured out for us.
It sounds so simple! Our journey, then, is a journey to discover the perfect love that only God can give us. …
Nouwen reminds us that our time on earth is very brief, but that we were loved by God before we were born and will continue to be loved by God after we die. He writes, ‘This brief lifetime is my opportunity to receive love, deepen love, grow in love, and give love.'”