Tuesday, 21 July 2015

On a Journey

I have on my office wall a picture that I bought in the market in Harare on one of my trips to Zimbabwe.  It depicts a couple of people with a couple of animals, probably donkeys.  One of the donkeys has got a heaven burden, as has one of the people.  They are clearly on the move.  They are striding out.  The image of life as a journey is one that is common, and it is being played out in this scene.  We don't know where these people are going, what they are taking, or why they have so much to take.  But the picture conveys a clear sense of purposefulness.  Surely they know where they are going.  We are called to be People of the Way.  We are called to bear one another's burdens.  All that may seem like stating the obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.  What is God saying to us about where we are going?  And what does God want us to take with us?

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