journey, to me, is discovery.
physically, when you remove yourself from the familiar, you discover something you’ve not known or experienced before. for instance, when i went to massachusetts in 2005, my parents surprised my brother and i and signed us up to spend the night on a retired battleship. that’s not exactly something that happens often in michigan, or anywhere else, probably, than this particular area of massachusetts.
mentally, you might be researching something to find a piece of information of which you were previously unaware. before writing my high school research project on human trafficking, i didn’t know that there were twelve to fourteen thousand slaves in my own country. i discovered many other things while i researched that project, none of which i would have known had i not began that mental voyage of discovery.
spiritually, we’re often given trials and asking ourselves questions. how can i have more grace? what does it mean that God is three persons but one God? what does it look like to give cheerfully? there are epiphanies we come to here regarding all of those questions.
so, what does it mean to keep journey? or, since i regard journey as naturally engendering discovery, what does it mean to keep discovery?
let your tongue slip when you say that aloud.
what does it mean to keep discovering?
when you discover something, you learn. you grow. your view of the world and the people around you and yourself necessarily change. so if we keep discovering, i think we move forward. we don’t let ourselves get caught in the trap of complacency.
instead, we allow ourselves to grow in a multiplicity of ways.
that is not to say that a keeper of home will not also grow, because they will. it just happens differently.
so now, knowing that to keep journey is to keep growing and discovering, i have only one question left.
how will you, and i, be the keepers of our respective journeys?