Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Journey Made on Holy Ground

A few weeks back I finished another re-read of Robert Benson's "Between the Dreaming and the Coming True".  This memoir of brokenness, mental illness and faith has become one of my favorite reads, and Benson has rapidly become one of a few occupants of my list of author's whose books have always challenged, stirred and inspired me to pursue faith and prayer in new and deeper ways.  I wanted to share the last few paragraphs of this book, since I find them so beautiful:

The journey between the dreaming and the coming true is a journey made on holy ground.  It is a journey made through silence and longing where, if we will listen, we can hear the whisper of the Dreamer echoing deep within us, calling us to become what the Dreamer sees when our names were first whispered: saints who believe in and pay attention for and recognize the Voice; saints who live our lives in joy and confidence and hope rather than judgment and anxiety and desperation; saints whose hours and days and lives are spent carrying people to the Christ, lending each other a hand when one of us has fallen, slipping along the river that brings joy to the heart of God, carrying God's peace and love and presence and life to those we meet along the way.

This is what we have been sent here to do.  And we will.  The Dreamer's dreams will always come true.
(Benson, 144)