“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.” 1 Peter 18
I remember my first journey being a short cut through a corn field to visit a neighbor. I may have been five years old, and in case you are wondering, I did get punished for taking this dangerous little journey by myself, without permission.
I began my spiritual journey much later in life. There was never a time I didn’t go to church, dutifully finding a church wherever I lived, as if it were a habit (a good one) or a chore, depending on my frame of mind.
My faith journey actually began in my late 50’s when I served as the registrar for Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. My tasks included talking to retreat organizers, observing groups in their retreat, and spending time on the serene campus in the quaint village called Carefree.
My faith awakening began by taking walks–around the village, through the labyrinth, and well-worn desert paths. At first, there was no “deep consciousness of God.” However, by the time I wore out a pair of shoes, I knew the peace I experienced was God.
Dear God, help us along our faith journey to find peace and a deeper relationship with you. Amen.