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Lent Photo-A-Day (February 10 – March 27, 2016)


Day 2 — Journey

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Journeys… I love journeys! My dad had us all over this country when we were growing up. There aren’t many states I haven’t visited. He always planned our vacation with “learning something” in mind. Sitting on a beach for a week was NOT his idea of a vacation. After we had our own family we planned our vacations in the same way. And fredericgatenow that it’s just the two of us (basically) and we’ve found we love going on cruises, most of our planning energy is poured into figuring out which shore excursions we want to take. To date my most favorite journey has been to the Fortress of Louisbourg, in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia — TWICE! It’s the largest reconstruction project in North America. This is the port city from which France intended to rule the continent.

Now when I think of journeys in the Bible, my first thought is always of Abraham. Out of the blue God sauntered up to Abe, introduced himself, and said, “Go rent a few U-Haul-’em camels and let’s go on a journey! You won’t know where you’re going, but I promise it will be — educational!” Abraham had no CLUE what he was in for, but he broke the news to the wife and off they went. The rest is history, as they say.

But there’s another journey I’ve been on for the past ten years or more. (One Seeker’s Journey) It’s a journey into the Cave of My Heart to figure out who I am and how I can be the best me I can be. And that’s a big part of what the season of Lent is all about. Lent is a time to re-examine our lives. To take stock of whether we’re living as Jesus taught us by loving him and one another as we love ourselves. We often ignore Lent altogether and just celebrate Easter, but without Lent, there can BE no Easter.

And that’s why I decided to do this Photo Challenge, to help me reconnect with my commitment to Jesus, the people in my life and in the world, and to myself. It’s never too late to join in the journey!

The only journey is the one within.

Rainer Maria Rilke


Picture Credits:
girl traveler — marinerosinancla.blogspot.com
Fortress of Louisbourg — http://www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca/History-Buildings/