“Who is the center of gravity of your life? “

Way back on the last day of June, embedded  in the middle of Bishop Barron’s daily gospel reflection was this nugget:

“What is the center of gravity of your life? “

For such a simple question, there sure are a lot of ways to go with this.  Now being an avid reader of his word,  me thinks the Bishop’s nudge for us to engage in some discernment is multi-dimensional.   

External and internal at the very least. 

Worldly and heavenly for certain.   

And unequivocally, not just “what” but “who” assumes  the center of gravity in your life.  

“What is the center of gravity of your life? “

Not so much what is it that tugs at you, pulls you toward and then into a geosynchronous orbit.  But rather, what specific coordinate among the myriad points in your life and being, has the mass, longevity and sustenance to not just bring you into balance – but  keep you there?

What  is it that levels out the wobbles?

Acts as a counter balance when you approach a tipping point by venturing past prudence in any direction?

Rights, re-orients and restores if choice and circumstance not only turn things completely upside down but inside out?

“What is the center of gravity of your life? “

Something external that provides timely, precise and reliable gyroscopic path corrections when things veer of course?

Or is it more metaphysical in nature, manifesting itself as focus, will and  discipline?

Perhaps it is that one place – a safe harbor – which  provides respite, shelter and repair when life encounters a tempest or two. Or three.

Maybe it is another.  A  family member, spouse or friend that has the strength to hear you out, the courage to tell it like it is and the conviction to stay put and see it through with you? 

“What is the center of gravity of your life? “

Over time, with patience, understanding and trust, you may come to entrust your center of gravity with an entity that exists to function expertly as all the above.

Both as an external and internal life force.

Capable of operating here in plain sight, yet from afar.

With the mass, longevity and sustenance to not just bring you into balance – but  keep you there. 

Forever.

Leveling  out the wobbles.

Acting as a counter balance when you approach a tipping point by venturing past prudence in any direction.

One who will right, reorient and restore if choice and circumstance not only turn things completely upside down but inside out.

No questions asked.

So if you will indulge me:

“Who is the center of gravity of your life? “

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