“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”—St. Augustine (354-430 A.D. Early Christian Theologian/Bishop)
Hello all– Restless. Is Augustine talking about you too? I know my own restlessness– it makes me search by email once more time for something new from friends or our kids. It makes me snack my way through the kitchen dipping into the bag of chocolate chips if that’s all the chocolate I can conjure up.
Restlessness can make me put my hope for peace and rest in passing things– hoping in an evening with friends or a trip ahead, time with our children, a new book, a new movie…
But the restlessness deep inside my soul truly longs for rest in God, time spent before him. That alone is what gives my heart and soul the peace and joy and true rest it craves.
Image of St. Augustine above– mosaic floor above from Worcester College (c. 1971), Oxford.