Theodyssey is a made up word (aren’t they all?) a combination of theos, God, and odyssey, a wandering and eventful journey.
Spiritual seekers long for “something more.” Their inner compass points beyond programs, formulas, and sermons about “how to have a successful life.” They long for the reality of God in their lives.
When it comes to the Christian life, what would it look like if:
- Spirituality meant being attentive and responsive to the invitations of Jesus
- Presence was valued more than propositions?
- Receptivity was exercised more than control?
- Obedience was practiced more than observation?
- Formation was as important as information?
- Encounter was prized as much as exegesis?
- Whole life transformation replaced “believing”?
- Loving others was the measure of spiritual maturity?
God invites us on a meandering, and often messy, adventure full of joy, heartbreak, freedom, confusion, and hope. It is not easy, but it is worth it.