“Are we there yet?”
Haven’t we all either said that or heard someone else say that. It would probably rank up there pretty high in a poll for the “most annoying thing ever said in a car.”
As I’m beginning this Spiritual Journey, I’ve been doing a good bit of wrestling with the question, “Where are we going? And also the question, “Are we there yet?”
The answer that I’ve come up with can work for both of those questions and can be spelled out in three words:
I don’t know where we are going on this spiritual journey. If my Dad were still here and I could ask him if his ministry went in the direction he thought it would, I know he would say that it hasn’t. There are many things that happened during my dad’s ministry that far exceeded what he originally thought they would when he was back in Seminary.
So, I don’t know where we’re going, and I don’t know when we’ll get there.
I don’t even know if there is a “there” here.
The journey is the goal. The destination is not somewhere to go, the destination is to be on the journey.
I hope you’ll join me.