I love the writings of Steven Charleston. I think his quote may become my new favorite!
“One lifetime is not enough to contain forever!”
I look around and see many walking beside me who are as old as me and more. White haired pilgrims still walking the seekers way.
What word would I say to all these veterans of the sacred journey? I would say this: walk on young traveler, for your quest has only just begun!
You are not the tired veteran trudging home from a lost war, but the youthful spirit of wonder leaning against all restraint, wanting to rush forward to capture the next discovery.
You are faith in its youth, having learned enough over these many years to recognize that you have only started.
We have an infinity of time stretching out before us, an endless reality of beauty and mystery. And we are only just beginning.
One lifetime is not enough to contain forever!