Why do people love Augustine so much? I'm not sure, but I suspect it's because he's so "relateable". He struggled with temptations of the flesh and doubt and pride and anger and uncertainty and even when he wanted to do the right thing prayed things like, "Lord, make me a Saint... but not yet."
Sheesh! How many times have I thought the same thing. I know I want to be holy, I know I want to go to heaven, but am not yet ready for the big sacrifices it takes to get there...
...yet my heart is restless till it belongs completely to "Him".
Lent is a great time to remember that all the other loves in our life are never going to satisfy us like the greatest love who made us for himself. It's sort of like trying to "make it work" with someone we're not supposed to be with. It just doesn't feel right, like something's "missing" when we're with the wrong person. Even if they're a great person. If they're not the right one, we feel it. And no matter how hard we try, no matter what we do... we can't make them the "right one" ....THEN all of a sudden when we find ourselves with the love of our life, "Everything FITS" it just "fits" and all that was "missing" before ...is there. It's like that when we let God in... really in ...and he "fits" there in our hearts.
Even those we love so much (for me, Ava & Shaun) will tear us apart if we do not root our love for them in Christ. When all is "ordered" the way it is supposed to be... we have peace and joy and the love grows and we are no longer restless... we are "at rest".
This Lent, let's let Him in... really in... and find rest. Found this and thought I'd share. Enjoy!: http://youtu.be/Py6KM5GDkQw
P.S. This totally reignites my desire to play piano... I'm looking right now at a sweet little place in our home between the couch and dining room table where a little upright would fit just perfect!