Through it All

The new frontier lies not beyond the planets but within each one of us.

               ~Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.”
             ~ Mark 19:10
     The most common journey we seem to have is when we are thrust into a situation where we think we are all alone.  And indeed, physically there are times when that is the case.  We have our inner compass, our Faithful Savior and His words to guide us.  
     Recently I was called to exercise my right to serve the people as a juror.  It’s a long drive, not unfamiliar on this big island.  There are many buildings, once there and another journey.  People walking around the parking lot holding papers, but not knowing where they are going.  Fortunately this happens alot, so folks that work in the system are always willing to help achieve one’s destination.
     Once through security, there is a room FULL of strangers, all citizens willing to answer the call.  Such slices of life!  After a while, a representative of the Commissioner of Jurors makes a short speech, and answers questions.  Some folks are sifted out, but ultimately there are folks together, apart, together, apart for a couple of hours, until finally one is assigned to a jury.  Then the journey becomes a little more fixed in terms of company.  We have to make decisions together, discuss the reasons for them, ask questions, and make a decision that will affect the journey of another.
     It is a daunting task.  And now I have a whole new group of folks to pray for:  those in positions of making decisions in a legal capacity, and those who represent them.
     Today, pray for a stranger, near and far.  He is with us in all of these paths, as we acknowledge Him in all our ways.
He is with you always, through it all.
Through It All.
Because of Him,

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