Sunday, January 14, 2007

Stumblebums

Do you ever feel like you are stumbling about in fog? I known I've been swimming along for quite some time now immersed in my own ignorance.

It's funny how I can think I can have it all together and then suddenly something happens and I realize how chaotic and crazy the world around me has really become. It is humorous how much in control I feel right up until that moment when it dawns on me that I'm barely hanging on for the ride.

Sometimes I'm not so sure that blundering around in ignorance isn't just the way life is supposed to go. Consider the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.
-- Luke 24: 13-16
Here were a few of the disciples just trying to clear their heads and make sense of the "things that had happened". Of course, it is a little weird to just gloss over everything they'd been through with such a trite phrase, but there you have it. In any case, they were met on the way by this stranger who at first did not seem to know what had happened. This person was mirroring their own behavior, not being aware of the world around them. They were just blissfully bumbling along and chatting each other up. It wasn't until they reached out to engage someone else, until they stopped talking and started doing, that their eyes were opened. When they were willing to open themselves and share, they were rewarded with a glimpse of their Savior.

Perhaps it is time for a walk?

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