Spiritual journeys are very often viewed as those we take following direction or leadership. This image of the moving walkway on the Paris Metro, however, reminds us that we need to ensure that our personal journey is one that we are making. We cannot stand still to be simply carried along and there are clear choices about direction along the way and we must know that the direction we take is right for us as individuals.
For the Christian, the free choice that is God-given is vital. As Jesus invites us to ‘follow me’ there is freedom to say ‘no’, but it is the direction offered by the Christian church that encourages a ‘yes’ as the way that will lead to a richer fuller life in tune with the One who has given it in the first place.