If you have ever been good and truly lost, it is hard to think how getting lost could be a gift.
There are times when we are mildly confused, or turned around a bit that might seem like a blessing. Sometimes we find new and interesting things that way. We think of J.R.R. Tolkien's line, "Not all those who wander are lost." Wandering can be a good thing.
But lost is something else. It is frightening. When the way is unclear or we can't see the road ahead -- that is frightening. We do not have control, or even knowledge of our circumstances.
But when we are lost we do tend to pay more attention to what is around us than we usually do. We may be more open to the nudges of the Spirit when we are floundering. We'll explore more on this theme this Sunday in worship.
Our Journey this Lent will explore "Gifts of the Dark Wood." Come along and find some new and precious gifts yourself!
March 31: The Gift of Getting Lost April 7: The Gift of Temptation April 14: The Gift of Misfits (Palm-Passion Sunday) April 21: Where We Go From Here (EASTER)