Call to Journey together — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Come, people of God,
Let us journey together!
Through the uncertainty of the wilderness,
Through the uncertainty of our questions,
God goes with us:
Around us, among us, and within us.
Come, people of God:
With our doubts,
With our questions,
With your apprehension and fears.
Come, people of God!
Let us seek, not a destination,
but a journey of growth.
May we hold our answers gently.
May we be open to learning anew.
Let us lift up our hearts to the Living One,
Open our minds to the Spirit’s Wind,
And centre our lives in the ground of Christ.

Inspired by words of Rainer Maria Rilke in a 1903 letter to a 19-year-old protégé. 

I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903

Photo by Ana Gobledale: Members of Manyano venturing out after a home-visit at Mfanefile, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

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