Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Who's Running This HeartBoat?

'It is only after Christ has been given full control of our heart-boat
that the winds cease.
This is the struggle of our life:  to let Christ rule. 
 So long as He must come over the water to us, there will be lonely struggles; 
but when, through great generosity on our part,
we have emptied our lives of everything that could raise a tempest in the heart,
then Christ will sit at the helm, 
and the waves may toss, 
and the winds blow about the boat,
but we are calm, for we have no cause to fear. 
Christ sits at the helm and rules.'

   (from Sheltering the Divine Outcast, compiled by A Religious, The Peter Reilly Co, Philadelphia, 1952, pp. 138-139)

Painting:  James Tissot, Jesus Stilling the Tempest

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