May 4, 2010
“The Journey Begins”
Beginnings can be exciting and at the same time cause us to wonder. Where will this beginning lead me? When and where will the journey I begin end? How will it end? What will happen all along the way? As I begin this journey of reflecting on the life of everyday faith I, too, wonder about such questions. This is the beginning entry into a blog entitled the “The Journey of Faith.” It will consist primarily of reflections from me regarding our daily walk with God in Christ. It is meant to be a journey with those of you reading who will be taking the journey with me. Therefore, I would encourage your input, your thoughts, your reflections upon what I share. My thoughts are really where we will start the discussion. Each of you who make the trip are invited and encouraged to join in the dialogue. It will be helpful to all of us who will be bound in this journey together. I hope you will contribute. It will make the trip much more fun and much more enjoyable.
You might be wondering how will I find the time in a hectic and busy schedule to read the blog, let alone write and respond to one. My question would be in light of the journey of faith how can you and I afford not to! At the heart and soul of biblical faith is the idea of idolatry. Idolatry has to do with those things we make with our own hands that we attribute greater significance to than our relationship with God. We truly are an idolatrous people. That theme is common throughout the biblical narrative of salvation history. It is so easy to become so lost in our own importance and ego that we no longer have any sense of judgment about what our priorities should be. We tend to give great value to things that are trivial in the big picture of living. Our relationship with God continues to get shelved in favor of short term satisfactions that neither fulfill or carry much meaning. And we wonder why we don’t seem to find much purpose in all the stuff we do. We seem really, really busy and we probably are. However, what are we doing and why?
Today we begin a journey that reflects on such questions related to our everyday living. We will just have to be patient and see where God leads us in this. May we remain open to how God wants to use this blog. I hope you will join me for this journey. Remember, contribute as you can. Who knows what God will do with what you seek to offer. I am looking forward to your comments and your reflections as we make the journey together.
I will see you on the road,
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
May 4, 2010