You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood. 1 Peter 2:5 Hello Friend,
In my study, I came across this writing entitled “The Guest House,” author unknown. I read it slowly and let it simmer in my consciousness until its truth found a place in my heart. I love the idea of welcoming every emotion as a guide sent by God. The divine storm that has been raging in my spirit this summer has been a call to trust God more deeply than I could have ever imagined. So I ask you to ponder these profound words as a teaching moment from a guide sent by God.
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Loving life & you, Linda