We’re on this Lenten journey. Some author said recently the word “journey” was overused these days to describe something other than an actual trip. I don’t know. Probably some of us just want to be there. “Are we there yet?” Some of us don’t like the ambiguity of it. “Journey” is a way of saying that we’re somewhere between where we started and where we’ll end up, and we don’t exactly where, and though we have some plans, anything could happen.
We’re all wanderers of sorts, travelers through life on this planet. We carve out our niches and paths; enjoy landing places of community, practice, and belief; and relish the settled moments when we find ourselves no more a stranger or a guest, but like a child at home.