Gleanings: Breaking Camp

W.R. Matthews, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, wrote, “Has the time come to move on?  Then, break up camp with a good heart.  It is only one stage on the journey home.”

These words have guided me in the past when decisions were looming.  But more than that, they have encouraged me as I remember that God seems to have created life to be lived in stages.  We are the ones who try to make one stage feel like the whole.  I have discovered that the courage to “move on” (while difficult at the time) actually leads to things which could not have been experienced if I had stayed in the previous stage.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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1 Response to Gleanings: Breaking Camp

  1. marcie miller says:

    Thanks for that thought. I have just moved to a new stage and it is painful, but working on not questioning it and looking forward to the growth from it. It was very helpful to have the many stages articulated as movement on the journey.

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