I chose to take the journey

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And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16

Today marks the beginning of the journey to the Cross. It is a journey that will take believers, the Christian, on a single lonely path as they re-live the time of a poignant last supper, a devastating betrayal, and a grievous passion. There is thankfully an ending, however, already in sight. This is as ending not of darkness, death and finality. There is Victory at the end of this path–and an offering of Light, Hope and Joy. It is a journey, however, not to be taken lightly, but rather with determined purpose. It is a bit of a solitary journey as each person who walks this path must examine, inwardly, their own life’s direction.

There is of course a choice–whether to start the journey at all and then whether to continue the journey to its end. It is a free choice. The choice is left for each of us to consider. I believe if you ask anyone who has already begun the journey, that the choice of the taking the journey, walking the path, is the only correct choice.

Here is to a the journey.

(photograph: Cortona, Italy :path to Santa Margherita and Medici Frotezza
Julie Cook 2007)