Thursday, September 13, 2012

Road Trip

When people take a “road trip,” they usually mean that instead of taking the quick and easy way by hopping on a plane, they instead pack the car or bike and head off on a meandering, lingering adventure that might help them enjoy the journey, not just get to a destination.

Jesus’ journey is to Jerusalem — through its gates, into the city and, ultimately, to the cross.

The greater journey, and no doubt the longest journey in time and space, was the journey of  Christ from a region far, far away — outside of time itself — into time and space, and more, into corporeality, into human form and as a human into servant-form, and then as a criminal to where it — for all intents and purposes — ends on the cross. That’s the longest journey.