If you’ve ever used MapQuest, you’ll know that there are often several different routes that you can use to reach your destination. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. We make our choice based on our priorities. Sometimes scenery may be more important to us that speed, and we plan our route accordingly.
Yet, even with the marvels of modern technology, there are still a whole lot of ways to get lost.
What is true in terms of physical navigation is even more true in terms of spiritual navigation. There are a lot of ways to get lost—individually and collectively. In this series, we’ll explore some of these. And while we won’t have a computer generated voice to help us get back on track, we will have Scripture.
The first reflection in the series is on the parable of the lost sheep. It shares its title with the whole series, and it reminds us that the Good Shepherd is looking for us even if we don’t realize we’re lost. I don’t know about you, but I find that infinitely more reassuring than a computer generated voice.
May the Good Shepherd seek and find you in this series.
Carol M. Bechtel