Monday, April 11, 2005

The World Is A Book -- Turn A Page!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine

There are people who cannot travel. There are also people who will not travel. From what I have learned about Saint Augustine, I believe his remarks were directed to the latter group of people.

God constantly expands the boundaries of our lives. Why does He do that? Because we are in Him through faith, and He wants us to explore the frontiers of His greatness and glory.

What do we do? Often, we resist God and shrink His boundaries. Often, we fail to ask ourselves, "Is God offering to be my guide to some unknown place? Is He challenging me to turn a page?" We resist God's prodding to turn a page, and choose to re-read the same pages over and over again.

Sometimes, we feel like the young eaglet -- immature and naive -- being shoved out of the nest in order to force it to leave its comfort and security to discover the purpose it was destined for -- soaring!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." said Augustine.

But remember, there is a great difference between what I cannot do and what I will not do.

Is God calling you to turn a page?

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