Encouragement for the Journey 1/ 9 / 2013

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Encouragement for the Journey 1/ 9 / 2013

Encouragement for the Journey

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Greetings Fellow Traveller, 

On this our Kids N All Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day. Father. The very word is filled with all manner of images. Its very utterance evokes memories buried just below the surface. Who can tell what still walks within the labyrinth of the human heart.

For many of us our Father is no longer alive, and we live with the memories of that person who once had a physical place in our life. For some of us, we never knew our Father; there are of course different reasons for this. For others when it comes to Father’s Day we are numb, no feelings it is just another day. While for others memories of our Father are tinged with both pleasure and pain.

This Father’s Day, I invite you to consider that each person’s appreciation and understanding of their Father will be different and consequently their response will be different.

Father’s Day is more than a commercial ploy seeking to encourage spending on cards which are read once then forgotten or the purchase of expensive gifts. Rather, it is a time for other things, precious things which no amount of money can buy.

I am not even going to suggest what those precious things could be, sorry to disappoint you. Instead, I leave that to your imagination, for you alone know what you hold within your own heart.

I am speaking here of course of becoming aware what is happening within, learning to appreciate there is another vast universe awaiting our exploration. Travelling in this vast inner universe does not require mega dollars, rather, just time, moments of silence and a commitment to care and nourish our own soul.

Along the way, we will once more be reminded that being an adult will bring opportunities for growth, change and wonder along with learning to live with the unresolved of the heart.

May this Father’s Day, offer you moments of joy and continued courage to live with the unresolved of the heart.

Meanwhile Peace

Alf