Where the Soul resides


Setting up camp here today:

Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home: the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bee has a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home. –By Abraham Joshua Heschel

Source: The Wisdom of Heschel

via Prayer: the Soul’s Residence | Inward/Outward.

A soul in prayer, then, is a soul at home?

Question: When or where is your soul most at home?

  • Stefanie

    I’d have to agree, my soul is very much at home in prayer, but maybe more accurately, in worship. Just as I feel so naturally at home when I visit my earthly creators (mom & dad), I feel at home on a deeper level when I visit with my ultimate Creator.

  • http://www.idelette.com idelette

    So true, Stef. I love how you put it. I wonder if our souls each have a unique way of being home.

  • http://www.jimmymcphee.blogspot.com Jimmy

    Prayer for me is not about answers but about connection, a sense that I’m in touch with God. This is answered prayer to me. An atheist who comments on a blog I read often berates Christians about unanswered prayer, but being bereft of this contact with God he just doesn’t grasp the communion of fellowship with God in prayer.

  • http://kouevuur.wordpress.com oggend son

    My soul is at home where there is peace and love.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Beautiful. So true.