Life Is The Journey

November 1, 1996
by Kenn Stright

Deuteronomy 10:6-11 – Get up, go on your journey.

Come with me back to the days of John Bunyan, and join the journey recounted in Pilgrim's Progress, and especially the journey of the one called CHRISTIAN.

Bunyan wants every one of us to identify with this primary character, Christian. His journey is to be our journey. As you watch Christian on his perilous pilgrimage, you actually see humanity,

you see yourself,
you see your life
and all that happens to you.

Life is the journey and our faith teaches us that the journey is crucial. The destination often seems far distant. The here and now and what we do with the day determines whether we ever reach the goal, in this case, the Celestial City.

Prayer: God of work and play, of labour and of rest: bless us as we set out this day, we pray.
May our journey be in safety;
may we be a joy to people we meet;
may we be refreshed in the goodness of your creation;
may we be renewed in mind, body, and spirit;
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our Guide. Amen.

(adapted from The Book of Common Worship)

About the author:

Kenn Stright <kennethstright@yahoo.ca>
West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada

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