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Summer Postcards

It's Good to Be Here book by Christina Chase, with peaches

As summer begins its inevitable end, I’d like to send you a few postcards with the usual thought of “Wish You Were Here.”

I wish you were here in the bright sunshine of divine love, cooled by breezes of mercy, calmed on shores of peace, invigorated by waters of purpose, and delighted by gardens of generosity. I wish you were here, enjoying the fruit of faith while adventuring in hope.

During this summer of 2020, amid sickness and fear, violence and viruses, riots and rallies, wildfires and hurricanes, distancing and confusion, sorrow and tension, I hope and pray that you have experienced moments of forgiveness, of kindness, of sanctuary, of beauty, and of joy. I invite you, even now, to come to the Heart of Love — the Sacred Heart of Reality — for respite and renewal. Here, may you feel the radiant light that no darkness can overcome, see the vast vistas of creativity and possibility, feast on tender words of merciful compassion, and relax in the warm goodness of real love, love that is richly blossoming and bearing good fruit for you here, no matter how difficult your living may be.

It’s good to be here.

Sending you greetings from grace, I offer to you these souvenirs from my own little moments of peace and wisdom, inviting you to live large in littleness, to come and refresh in divine love, so that you will never forget how good it is to be here, a living human with endless hope.

“I may forget that my soul and my body unite in one unique person, me, so that the fruit that is my particular humanity may hang with heavy beauty upon the tree of life, ripe with love and possibility.” ~ It’s Good to Be Here
What do you see? Weeds growing in cracked pavement? Or the persistence of life, of beauty blossoming in unexpected places? I see both.”God Incarnate lived in the world, in this very imperfect, frail, and suffering world. It didn’t need to be rendered flawless in order for Him to make it His home.” ~ It’s Good to Be Here
“Suffering — like all of life, including experiences of great joy — has its ultimate meaning revealed in Christ: God in the flesh, love incarnate. The one astonishing fact of life is that suffering, like disease, war, murder, and abuse, cannot destroy the gift that God Almighty gives, because real love never fails.” ~ It’s Good to Be Here
“The beauty and wonders that we experience now in the divine gift of the created world are a prelude and preparation, the seedlings and buds of the eternal garden of gorgeous grandeur, which is a mystery to us here.” ~ It’s Good to Be Here
Some postcards sent to me from readers of my book!

May you recognize and enjoy the blessings in your life, those blooming and ripening here and those held for you in eternal love.

© 2020 Christina Chase

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Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

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