is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Forty Words for Forty Days: Day 33-Journey

Journey goes somewhere. It travels from one place to another. Experiences happen along the way. A journey can be planned or spur of the moment. It can be short or long. It can be pleasant or rough. There may be obstacles and challenges. There may be smooth and straight roads. A journey can be dangerous or safe. It may be lonely or filled with company. There may be resting places or not.

A journey can be a trip to the grocery store or a flight across the Pacific. A journey can begin with new relationships such as marriage or the birth of a child. A journey can take place on the artist’s canvas or in the notes of a musician’s instrument. A journey can occur in the heart and soul with the spirit.

A spiritual journey is like any journey. It moves. It travels. Sometimes it’s rough, sometimes bumpy. Sometimes lonely, sometimes full of companions. Sometimes we may speed along smoothly; other times we crawl despairingly. The journey might be dark and dismal or it might be well lit and cheerful. Whatever the conditions along the way, the journey is one of discovery.

Here is my reflective question for the day: “What are you discovering on your journey?”

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