The first Question is asked in the Heidelberg Catechism:
Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?
I was never asked that in church! Did I miss something altogether in Sunday school class?
A. That I am not my own, but belong-
body and soul, in life and death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ!
Reading back in my journal, I reflected on this powerful concept of belonging:
“I belong to you O God. In my loneliness-YOU are there! In my sleep and awakened state-YOU are there! I belong to YOU when I am tired and when I am weak. I belong to YOU when I feel strong and ready to face the day. I belong to YOU.“
In the book The Christ and the Bodhisattva, Brother David Stendl-Rast writes,
“Accept your belonging…snap out of your alienation. Don’t hang on to your private little self. Open yourself to the gift of belonging.“
Belonging is a gift from the Giver, I belong, body and soul, not to myself, but to my faithful Redeemer, the one and only, the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE, Jesus the Messiah!