Will Any Road Take you There?

    GPS can sometimes be frustrating. The GPS app in my phone tells me to go one way, the GPS in the car tells me to go another way, and the Google Map that I printed from the computer has suggested a whole different route! All of them are pointing to the same destination. Which way should I go? While I appreciate all the new technology, I still occasionally find myself pulling out an old fashioned map so that I can see every road that leads to my destination instead of just the small window offered by the GPS unit. I can then confidently choose which suggested route that I think is the best.

    I am reminded of the song “Any Road,” which was written and sung by the late George Harrison of the Beatles. The chorus of the song contains the line: “If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.” While the line is thought to be a paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” I believe Harrison, who was a deeply religious man, was alluding to something much deeper. He seemed to be suggesting that all roads in life somehow lead to God, even if we have no idea where we are going. In other words, all faiths lead to God. This has been a subject of debate throughout the ages. What do you think?

    You are invited to join the conversation at Lifetree Small Group this Thursday as we discuss the contrasting views on this topic. The program, "Only One Way to God? Can One Religion Really Have All the Answers?,"  features one woman’s spiritual journey and how she found her answer. Enjoy a time of fellowship, friendly conversation and a hot drink in room 130 at 7:00 p.m. Childcare is available upon request.