Jesus often crossed paths with others not from his “tribe.” He did not shy away, but often sought out these opportunities. He met people going about their daily lives and engaged with them at the point of their deepest yearning. When we seek out and are open to new encounters, new people, and new relationships, we can experience new spiritual connections with humanity and more spiritual depth within us. How can we shift our perception, redefining “strangers” as “friends we have not yet met”?
This is Pastor Mary’s second message in the series, “Quest – Travel as a Spiritual Act.” It is based on Psalm 146 and John 4: 4-42. To read it, click here, and here to watch Rick Steves’ “Breaking Bread.” You might also want to watch Rick Steves’ “Encountering Other Religions.”