Friday, March 25, 2016
Lost And Found
Some of us have a spiritual life journey that is like "Lost and Found" departments. At some point we are completely lost, though we might not even know it. As a child in a department store shopping with my Mom, I wandered away from her but did not know that I was getting lost. I was not paying attention. I willfully did what I wanted and went where I wanted to go. Then I discovered that I was lost. I cried. I panicked. I could not find my Mom on my own. I needed help. Eventually, I was found. So it is on the spiritual path. I am on the path as a child. Then I get willful. I become all about me. I wander off into people and situations and practices that seem good at the time, but prove to be a disaster. I then realize I am lost. I need help from someone(s). I listen to them. I let them lead me and eventually I have a newfound God. Maybe God lets me get lost so that I will appreciate the journey back and the community that helps me. Anyway, I prefer to be found rather than lost, but I was one who had to do it the hard way.