The Corner Office
Water from a Rock - I Am the Journey
Last night, Lisl and I were blessed to hear the most amazing transgender actress, Alexandra Billings, speaking at the GSC's Lavender Graduation. Among some of the best quotes she pulled out were, "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Also, "Every single on of us is made of 0.3% stardust." However, one point she made works best for the theme I've been thinking about for a month or so now.
"Once you've found all the answers, you are dead. It is the people who see they don't quite know everything that are truly alive." While we are alive, we do not live The Answer, we live The Journey. That journey involves a great deal of seeking and questioning. Live into the questioning, and you will find God.
The disciples confessed their anxiety to Jesus' once as the time for his death drew near. Jesus had just mentioned he would be leaving and the disciples could not follow right away. They were worried they would be lost if they could not walk beside Jesus every step of the way. So Jesus responds to their anxiety, "I am the way, the truth and the life."
Many interpret this passage as referring to all other religions as illegitimate. This interpretation does little justice to the context of anxious disciples. They did not worry they would become worshipers of a different God. They worried because each step of the way was not clearly defined. They did not have all the answers to every question. Jesus assured them they did not need to know every single step or answer. If they are on the journey, they will be alright.
Faith is about the journey, not the destination.