Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Journey and Not the Destination

I was driving home after a long day of work. Stopped at a red light, I noticed the church sign. I read aloud "life is a journey and not a destination". I considered that for a while, grateful for my journal, but also realizing that today I had been focused on getting through the day, rather than fully embracing the journey.

I was ready to be home. In my bed.

Just before the light turned green, I glanced at the sign again. It was then that I realized I had read it incorrectly. It didn't say that LIFE is a journey.... it said "FAITH is a journey...."

Oh. Yeah. That too.

And, that is encouraging to me. Striving for progress and not perfection allows me to (to quote my friends, Mosaic) "fall on grace and not my ability". It also helps to remind me of the process of growing in my faith.

Each step I take - on faith - enriches my journey. Each step I take, and each moment I pause, wait and listen, is my journey of faith.

Faith is not where I'm going.... it's the path on which I walk.

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