'Our journey to God is brief, often unknown and full of surprises. It can be compared with a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs, its thrills and scary moments, its slowness and fastness at times, its twisting curves, bumps, and sudden jerks. At times, during this journey, we want to cry, laugh, shout and scream. The best preparation for life is to know that we have a wonderful travelling companion.' ~Author Unknown
Life can indeed be compared to a roller coaster ride. It is never straight forward or easy to predict. Our best plans and hopes can be dashed with unexpected events and experiences outside our control. We can also be uplifted and inspired by many beautiful and special moments that make up our everyday experiences. Some say it's easy to find God when things are going well but impossible to find when we are struggling. All the great spiritual writers tell us that God is to be found in every experience of life. Even in our darkest hour God is with us and it has been described as having a wonderful travelling companion on our daily journey. St Bonaventure a famous Franciscan described it as finding traces or footprints of God everywhere. Some are easy to see while others are not as obvious. Where have you found traces or footprints of God in your life recently?