March 2019: Journey Onward

It’s time to change the question from “Where are you from?” to “Where are you going?”

(Chetan Bhatt)

If you can see the path before you laid out step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.

(Joseph Campbell)

We can plan all we want, but life is always going to hand us surprises. And if we are living authentically, we’re going to surprise ourselves with changing needs, wants, and desires. Our plans can easily become lost dreams or shells abandoned on the roadside as we grow in ways unforeseen. It’s all part of the Journey, which is our March theme.

How are you growing forward today? What part of your past, painful then, has become a blessing to you since?

In worship this month, we’ll be thinking about the journeys of our lives, both metaphorical and literal. We’ll look at stories of travel and migration and the immigration controversy in the US, plus we’ll embark together on the journey of Stewardship, plotting a course for our future, expressed in how we choose to support our values.

Here are a few questions to spark your “Journey” path:

  • Could the story of your journey so far be told as an adventure story?
  • What is the most important thing you’ve learned about getting lost?
  • Are you close to or far from home?
  • Do you dwell on everything that you have lost? Or focus on everything that you have yet to find?
  • Are you sure your path is one of becoming who you really are? Or could it be about unbecoming who you are not?