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the journey to the beginning of creation

Journey to the Beginning of Creation

Reflections on Life's Road

Some people travel in straight lines:
Sat in metal boxes, eyes ahead,
Always mindful of their target,
Moving in obedience to the coloured lights and white lines,
Mission accomplished at journey's end.

Some people travel round in circles:
Trudging in drudgery, eyes looking down,
Knowing only too well their daily unchanging round,
Moving in response to clock and habit,
journey never finished yet never begun.

I want to travel in patterns of God's making:
Walking in wonder, gazing all around,
Knowing my destiny, though not my destination,
Moving to the rhythms of the surging of his spirit,
A journey which when life ends, in Christ has just begun.

Julia McGuinness