Thursday, April 25, 2013

Traveling Without a Map

Our lives should look like the maps of the apostle Paul. Which means: Spirit-led, and thus unpredictable and non-programmable.

I like how Thomas Merton puts this. He writes: "The real function of discipline is not to provide us with maps, but to sharpen our own sense of direction so that when we really get going we can travel without maps." (Contemplation in a World of Action, 108)