Journey 9 Day 34 – Walk On

19 Dec



I’ve been reflecting today on the shafts, glimpses and moments of great light and brightness that we experience and celebrating those in the context of Advent and asking the question Who are you God and Who am I? I’ve been asking that question a lot this year, in a variety of context and with a variety of emotions and moments as well as how we live this out in the everyday and the mundane.

Who placed himself into our hands, as a baby? Into the Mundane but pointing to so much more!

the pulse of the waves, the rush of the wind, all the unleashed energy of a Big Bang, even,making its presence felt here in time and space, as what? as who? a boy?

Who is this? What does it mean for us, what does it mean for how we live and who we seek to be?

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him;” writes Isaiah, “nothing in his appearance that we should desire him…”  Or, as Francis Spufford puts it, so piercingly: “He has no halo. He does not glow in the dark. Special lighting effects do not announce his presence… “If you cut him, he bleeds.”

Its my final working day of 2012 and my series of Journey’s are also almost at its end. 2012 has been quite a year in so many ways. A new Job, These Journeys, High’s and Low’s, Reimagining, exploring, Creating, exploring what it means to live more simply, humbling myself (and often failing), seeking to be generous, contemplating, seeking to be courageous, taking small steps of gratitude, practising a bit of hospitality and celebrating life in its fullness…. I have kept walking on and will continue to walk on, to journey, to explore, to learn, to share, to give, to receive, to learn, to cry, to laugh, to fail, to get up and retry, to give and receive grace and to WALK ON!


And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring…
And love is not the easy thing….
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can’t leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it’s a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on
What you got they can’t steal it
No they can’t even feel it
Walk on, walk on…
Stay safe tonight

You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on
What you’ve got they can’t deny it
Can’t sell it, can’t buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Home, hard to know what it is if you’ve never had one
Home, I can’t say where it is but I know I’m going home
That’s where the hurt is

I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You’ve got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme.

Leave it, take it, do what you will, But Walk on! Amen 

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