The latest posting on the Praying Life "Exploring Solitude: Leaving Solitude, Gone to Galilee" is a must read!
In it Loretta reminds us that Jesus did not stay in the solitude nor did he stay in the tomb He went forth in to the world and so must we.
Her statement "Be a flame in the darkness, faith in the unfaith, hope in the despair, love in the hate, laughter in the gloom." speaks to me the poet and the artist in me so perfectly!
in the words of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
"It's good to be a seekerBut sooner or later
You have to be a finder.
And then it is well
To give what you have found
A Gift into the world
For whoever will accept it."
In solitude we are seekers but we when leave the solitude and go forth back into the world we become finders who share what we have found. Solitude gave us a chance to recharge. Spring has come and now God’s tongue is speaking to us his whole creation is speaking to us in the brilliance of colors and the greatest joy is that we get to participate by spreading the news.
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world–like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don't hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." (Matthew 5:14-16)
GOD is Love - So if you believe man is created by GOD in his image then we are created out of the Love and when we come into the Light we must give up going solo and Love Him and others just as He Loves us. We must share Love through our works with the special talents He has bestowed in each one of us. We all cannot be famous musicians or painters or scientists or leaders or athletes! The world needs the quiet ones those who can just listen and understand and make another realize he does not have to go it SOLO!