Fiction in Security: A Letter to Jesus

Dear Jesus:

 

Today you say in the Gospel of John that “unless a grain wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life will loses it in this world, but who hate it in this world will gain it.”  Throughout my life  I have struggled with giving up comfortablity and security, but in so doing I have found my life.  For me this scripture is so true.  Today is the anniversary of my college gradutation, and I was starting seminary the next month, , and I looked forward to finishing seminary and getting the security of ordination. But when i did finish, and did get that security I really never felt secure. I looked to family and friends and job to provide that security, but ultimately there is no security–the only security that I have found is in you. In giving myself away, in letting go, have I found security. My spiritual director shared with me today a story about how all of us are prodigal sons in this world. We came into this world without being asked, we live here in complete insecurity, and only when we return to you do we find that security. We are all prodigals, and none of us are really secure until we look to you and trust in you.  In so doing we see that we are called to love each other, to care for each other.So my dear Jesus as I continue to walk with you I trust in you, and in trusting in you I have security. Amen.

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