the chase

        We all spend a lot of time and energy looking for love.  We try to sound smarter or get richer or look better or do more favors so people will admire us.  It’s like a giant, exhausting game of tag – you chase me, and then I chase you.  Wouldn’t it be a relief to be so full of love that you could stop playing? 

“All which thy child’s mistake fancies as lost,/I have stored for thee at Home./Rise, clasp My hand, and come. . . ./Is my gloom, after all,/Shade of His hand, outstretched caressingly?” Francis Thompson

“Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall pursue me all the days of my life. . . .” Psalm 23:6