What does it feel like to be lost? To be found? Can our theology and our attitude orient us in the “wilderness?” Perhaps you have heard that phrase, “All who wander are not lost…”
Humans can navigate by the stars, by following a river, the location of the sun or which side of the trees moss grows. We find our way with maps, compasses, wisdom and experience. We use topographical maps, street maps, and maps in our neural pathways. How many kinds of navigation do you use in a day and is True North the destination?
What does the great modern myth of The Wizard of Oz, tell us about the human journey? We must all set off into the unknown, dodge dangers, find helpers along the way and navigate new territory.
Rev. Dr. MLK said, “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” To what must we be “maladjusted?” As we begin the new year, I will tell stories of courage and resistance by the creatively “maladjusted.”
So much is uncertain right now; so much is in flux. To what can we hold? What must we question and what role does doubt play in the creation of a belief system?