I wonder how often we feel that the paths of our lives look like this:
An uphill climb that look rugged and dangerous. But with some footings.
Or maybe we see life like this:
Swimming upstream with no way out, just swimming and swimming.
Yet, I think we all envision the path of life should be like this:
It’s not perfect, but we can at least walk along the way.
Lesson for church: Life is a combination of a climb, a swim, and a walk on a path. We are called to be with people on the side of the cliff, in the water, and along the path. Not to shout at them and harass them and ask them why they aren’t on the right path.