Our search for God and our service to others will never be conducted in a neat world.
Life will never submit to our good intentions, will never fall in line, will never stand still long enough to do our bidding.
Life will never cease to be a messy affair, and our spiritual journey will never be reduced to a tidying-up operation. God and the others don’t wait to enter our life until we have put it all in order.
Our journey … is about finding God and serving others in the midst of the mess.
The messiest place of all will be our own soul, our own life, which, despite our best efforts, will insist on remaining human.
And it is into this mess, this confusion, that God and others will invite themselves.
John Kirvan – Silent Hope