In the last few years, hiking has become a favorite pastime … source of rejuvenation. The paths and trails come in all sizes: some for strolling, others a steep climb, some well marked, others less charted…more uncertain. The Hebrews began their Exodus journey by crossing the Red Sea – like a rebirthing – only to spend 40 years (the number “four” symbolizing more than enough) finding their way through the desert….discovering, learning and unlearning what was important as they progressed toward the Promised Land.
Today — on our individual paths and collective journeys — we’ll be offered on-going opportunity for embracing the real work of self-discovery, caring for others and repairing the world…may the signposts be reassuring, and the adventure fulfilling.
It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go we have begun our real journey.