Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
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When I was 22 years old, I had the distinct thought that I had finally arrived and was in full stride in my adulthood. For a while, probably too long, I thought I was smart enough and that I could set aside my past as a student, and just plant myself comfortably in the world. I am now smart enough to know that is not what Paul meant by "forgetting what lies behind." The life of being a follower of Jesus and inviting others to follow him is indeed a life-long calling, unfinished until the day when not just one of us but all of us arrive home.
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Lord, may those who are wandering today hear your voice. Amen.