Today, “my sweet Jesus,” I begin my journey home . . . . to you!
I pack up all my memories and experiences and I go forward. My GPS is the Holy Spirit and my fuel is the grace I fill up with along the way. I look for signs; detours around road hazards that may stop my journey. It may be an illness, or a loss of a family member or a negative force that wants to steer me in the wrong direction; a temptation so powerful that it is hard to resist. I focus on You and I carry my cross and say, “I can do this, Lord! I must do this, because at the end, I will find you!”
I am not alone. Your love will carry me home. Even though, I know that I will lose faith and hope along the way and sometimes I will act like a selfish fool and I will stumble and fall, but I ask forgiveness and try again. You will not let me fall into the depths of hell. Because, I believe in “You” and Your promise of salvation, Your death and resurrection. I believe in Your forgiveness of sin. I feel Your love and it brings tears into my eyes because I am not worthy to have someone so pure, so good, so powerful, so loving, so omnipotent, even know that I exist, much less give His life up for me, so that I may live with Him in Heaven.
Come with me, Lord! Push me! Pull me! Carry me! Drag me! Guide me! Forgive me when I doubt! Show me the way, because I know I cannot do it without You. Help me go home to you. Amen!