Tuesday, May 07, 2013

All Is Available in the Presence

La Jolla, California

Howard Thurman's writings lead us to the necessary foundation for all authentic and relevant Jesus-following; viz., a life that consistently dwells in the presence of God. In this way he reminds me a lot of Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton. 
Consider this Thurman quote.

"What a man is, what his plans are, what his authentic point is, where his life goes - all is available to him in the Presence. How foolish it is, how terrible, if you have not found your Island of Peace within your own soul! It means you are living without the discovery of your true home." (Thurman, Meditations of the Heart, 18)

All is available... in the presence of God.