Wandering in the Wilderness

Our fast-paced, goal-oriented society doesn’t allow much time for wandering, that is, setting off to explore someplace new, maybe even getting lost along the way. The book of Exodus in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures is a powerful story, a metaphor for the transformation that can take place when wandering in the wilderness. According to the story, the Hebrew people wandered in the wilderness for forty years. Maybe wandering is what it takes to find the Promised Land!