The Restless Soul

by ggerhauser

Morning Thought: Augustine prayed, “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” Jesus said something very similar. Eugene Peterson paraphrases it in everyday language, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)