Thursday, February 11, 2010
February 12 – The Road to the Emmaus Road
For Frank Laubach, the educator who made a monastery of his heart, the road to walking with God, intimately and always, began with some honest questioning.
He wondered, as most of us have, if it really could be done! Actually, since the Lord God strongly indicates that that is just where He wants us … walking with Him . . . most of us would not want to deny that it can be done. (Colossians 2:6: “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him . . .”)
Frank Laubach made the question personal.
Could he fall asleep in the Presence of the Lord and wake up, still there?
Could he bring his mind back to attend to the Lord until it stopped wandering elsewhere?
Here is the moment when the Abbess takes a sparkling magic wand out from the sleeve of her habit . . . no! . . . wrong story!
We pose for ourselves the same question, “Can a man, can a woman, walk with God?” Today, we ask it, not hypothetically, but realistically and pertinently.
“Can this be done? Can we do it?”
Mr. Laubach’s adventure began with a decision. While his answer wasn’t magical, it was very powerfully simple. Frank Laubach decided that HE WOULD walk God. He began to act as though he could do it and then did not stop acting as though he could do it.
A surprising number of faithful men and women have taken the same approach, Brother Lawrence and George Müller and _______________________among them. (Fill in the blank!)
"Stay the Path"
photo by Kerry