Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Returning to our Heart

I meant to post this quote around Easter.  Alas, my life (the new job, mostly) got in the way and I failed to do so.  But I love it and it is Easter-y and I refuse to wait until next year to post it.  Also, we're Easter people, people!  In fact, our pastor is still doing Easter messages at church right now.  The series is on "Easter's Enduring Message."  It was borne out of a deep conviction that we ought to embrace that we are truly Easter people.  We're still singing all the Easter hymns that are often reserved for one Sunday a year, too.  I am LOVING it. 

I encourage you to embrace this season we call Eastertide in the church.  Never heard that word?  Join the club...unfortunately.  It is a beautiful season.  Research it.  Celebrate it.  Enjoy it.  It is a lovely word and a most blessed season.  It is all about what this quote says...returning to our heart.

So, here's the quote.  Hope it helps you to embrace Eastertide and the triumph that is Easter!

"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here." ~St Augustine

2 comments:

holli vining said...

easter shouldn't end. easter isn't a day. it's a season.

beautiful, beautiful words and quote.

Jill Williams said...

like it. been teaching that truth to the kiddos at my church and you know what? they get it. and even better? they are so willing to share it! love that about kids!