The March on Washington is like any one of our biblical faith stories that we study, read aloud and sermonize to remind ourselves and our faith communities of what the journey looks like...and where it is going. We share these stories when we feel lost. We sing them when we feel embolded. We question them when we need new vision.
So for our Wednesday Festival, I perused our blogs for journey stories and faith stories and not-sure-where-I'm-going-but-this-moment-holds-me-up stories. Here is a brief sampling (only because my internet browser has crashed twice now amidst posting). If you have a particular story about what sustains your journey, please share in the comments!
- Sally's journey is marked by a hug that is shared without too many extra words or advice, but simply offered to recognize life's strains and vulnerabilities.
- Following a move, Laura is acclimating to a new space -- such a critical factor in our experience and daily perspective! She reflects on the realization that many of our daily routines function on "autopilot."
- Tony shares two favorite scripture verses. A memorized verse or song or poem or prayer can secure our souls when we feel weary or lost.
- Returning to photograph the church where she was ordained, Michelle reminds me that the sensory markers along our journeys (not only the stories) become important icons that we revisit as well.
- Deb provides a reminder that the journey is not the enemy; she is building a labyrinth using bricks in the backyard, because so often solvitur ambulando: it is solved by walking.
Blessed walking and marching, friends!