Faith is not being sure where you are going, but going anyway. A Journey without maps. — Frederick Buechner
Yesterday I spoke to a Rotary Club in Charlotte. Given my life’s journey, it is hard to pinpoint what an audience wants to hear — Politics, Football, Writing Novels, Sabbatical, Organ Transplants, etc. — the list is pretty long in my case. So I try to engage the audience in a conversation and see where the audience’s interest takes us.
After coming across Buechner’s quote above I finally have a title for my talks — “A Journey Without Maps.”
In truth we are all on a journey without maps. Who can say life hasn’t thrown him or her curves and unexpected knuckleballs along the way. Even Bill Clinton who planned on being President all his life, was thrown a few screwballs, and had to strikeout a few times before he reached his goal. Then the fun began with some high hard ones he never expected when he reached that goal.
Our Faith life falls into a whole new category, and that’s why its called faith. We are called from time to time to simply accept things on faith that God has a plan for us, and we do as Buechner suggests — “not sure where you’re going, but going anyway.”
So this morning take that step and another step, you don’t need a map or a GPS.