The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in reality. Maturity and holiness come incrementally. We progress step by step. “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.” We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The Spirit within us urges us forward; we are always in the process of becoming.
Fill me with your Spirit, O God.
I will not surrender to discouragement but live my life moment by moment trusting in God whose love is limitless.
And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.
All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.
Julian of Norwich
Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end
Ursula K. Le Guin
Each has to travel his own path. It cannot be replicated or prescribed, because each one of us is unique and so are our circumstances.
It is the process, the journey of reaching for something, that promotes our growth.
As you journey down the path, don’t forget to be present moment-by-moment and absorb the beauty and richness of simply being alive.
Cary David Richards