on the road again

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After a disorienting 28-hour bus ride to Akron, OH, I began my walk. Fortunately, I only had to walk about a mile before I got to the Catholic Worker house here, where I'm staying for the weekend. Joe May and Peter Yehl welcomed me warmly over lunch. "You are among friends here." I think this will be a good, quiet place to focus myself for the trip. (The time at my parents' place was also restful and very pleasurable; as Heather said, perfect preparation for an adventure.)

Yesterday morning on the bus I read this line, one that has caught my eye before, describing Jesus' experience on the cross:

So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, "He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him..." (Mt 27.41,43)
It echoes Psalm 22.7-8. The cynical challenge to faith.

And the only possible answer to it has to come from God himself. We have to wait and see. "He trusts in God; let God deliver him..."