July 11

 Reflection

He instructed them to take nothing for the journey.
Mark 6:8

All traditions have the story of a call. It may come from within or without but it beckons one to set out on a journey. Whether it is an actual movement to another place or an inner movement to a personal transformation, there is the metaphor of a journey which requires a response. The answer given requires faith and courage. We can deny the call and remain safe in the certainty of what is; we can accept the call and enter into the possibility of a dimension we have never known before.

Prayer

Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.
1 Samuel 3:7-11

Action

Pay attention to the insights or inspirations you sometimes experience.
What are they saying to you?

Suggested Reading

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.
John 1:43-51

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
Mark 6:7

Don’t be afraid of falling. What matters in the art of journeying isn’t not falling but not staying down.
Pope Francis

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The real spiritual journey is work. You can make a naïve assertion that you trust in Jesus, but until it is tested a good, oh, 200 times, I doubt very much that it’s true.
Richard Rohr

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Les Brown

I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
Pat Buckley

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Meister Eckhart

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