The gospel of John places a sign next to our path, which says, “Walk slowly.”
Then a connection is made. When we hide behind our hands, we are not gone; we just can’t be seen. Few discoveries are more important than this because in life some of the most valuable things we cannot see with our eyes.
Our journey changes us. Abram and Sarai received new names, Abraham and Sarah. We are changed by both what is good and what is hard.
The wildness of the wilderness is experienced in its feeling of isolation, where each day feels like a struggle because we feel all alone.
The original popsicle was the popsicle with two popsicle sticks, so you could break off one half of it and share it with a friend. It was a picture of gratitude.
What we do in here is connected to what is happening out there.
Around the table, we end up sharing more than just a meal!
We can turn to the pages of the gospels and read the red letters, as Jesus’ words are placed in red in certain translations. We can read the words in quotation marks, and we can take them seriously!
Life and faith is more than we expect. It is the reason the psalmist says, “God put a new song in my mouth.” The psalmist had brushed up against the Spirit of God.
We find our center by serving others, leaning into the love of neighbor, because our lives are identified with Christ.