Sometimes newsfeed headlines grab your attention. This one just did.
Apparently a tourist left her group to change clothes while in the midst of a stop. She was deemed missing and joined the search looking for herself, quite unaware she was the subject, even after hearing the description of herself. No-one from her party recognised her as the missing person either. Here’s the story: Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself | Weird | News | Toronto Sun.
Today’s Lenten reflection takes us into the Apostle Paul’s efforts for us to “find ourselves” on faith’s journey. Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 simply mirrors the fact that Abrahamic faith, not slavish adherence to the letter of the law, does the job. Paul counts Abraham, even with all his demonstrated human flaws, as the epitome of human aspiration – simply because of what he continually and intuitively risks on trust in the mysterious God who calls him forth. In such he finds his true self. The stumbling, the losses, the humiliation along the way are inseparable from the accomplishments, the gains and exhilaration, and must be owned as part and parcel of our completion.