Very often our lives are described as a journey. We move from birth into maturity always toward death and re-birth in eternity. Even the “legs” of our journeys are mini-journeys. In school we move from primary to elementary to secondary to college to post-grad. levels. In marriage we move from being newly weds to homemakers to retirees. In careers we move from trainees to skilled workers to managers to corporate authority. Obviously, there are a multitude of images to illustrate the point.
Our Easter journey 2019 enters its fifth week with Paul and Barnabas concluding their first missionary journey, having spread the Good News of Jesus to the Gentiles. The Book of Revelation alludes to the heavenly Jerusalem making the redeeming journey from heaven to earth to make all things new. Then, In our Gospel reading, we experience the melding of time that occurs in John’s setting of the Last Supper. Here he indicates the journey of Jesus is complete in the mystery of God’s glory! Jesus then mandates that the task left to us is to love one another.
How we travel through this life is influenced by many factors. Occasionally we may even feel as though we have no control over where we are and where we are going. Our trust in the victory of Jesus is key to maintaining our sense of purpose and our ultimate goal. Journeying with the community of faith, as a member of the Body of Christ, invites us to share one another’s burdens and joys along the way.
-Sister Lori High
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