Last January, on epiphany Sunday, each congregant at my church was given a random word to meditate on for the season. I was given the word "TUNE."
At first I was uncomfortable with this particular word, but then as people shared their insights, and I started noticing its deeper meaning, I became invested in incorporating the gift of "tune" into my life.
Later during the season of Lent, I was given a second random word: "CLAIM." Arghhh! Another difficult word for me to wrap my head around. In fact, one of my personal struggles is to actually stake a claim on the territory of my life.
Both these words can mean so many different things, but for me eventually the message I heard was that I am ready to tune in to my soul and claim my life.
I realized that maybe "claim" is not so much about ownership, but rather a responsibility you are given. Perhaps each of us is tasked with a claim, and we are the caretaker of this parcel of life -- our body, relationships, talents, and work. We are beholden to them all. This plot of life, your territory of love, is the claim God has deeded to your soul.
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