Faith is a journey.  Movement and
mystery are always a part of it, and real faith won’t let us settle-down into
the status quo or become comfortable with staying the same or reconcile
ourselves to being stuck.  Faith is about
adventure, discovery, and risk; it always involves questing, searching, and

Sidney Bechet said about jazz music:
You know, there’s
this mood about the music, a kind of need to be moving.  You just can’t set it down and hold it.  Those Dixieland musicians, they tried to do
that; they tried to write the music down and kind of freeze it. Even when they
didn’t arrange it to death, they didn’t have any place to send it; that’s why
they lost it.  You just can’t keep the
music unless you move with it.” [in Nat Hentoff, The Jazz Life (NY: De Capo Press, 1961/1975), p. 115].
So it is with faith: if it is genuine, it will move us and we will move
with it.  The movement is often into
unknown places in the heart and mind.  The
faith journey takes us off of well-worn roads; we leave behind what is secure
and certain in favor of what we do not yet know or understand, but which we
sense is crucial for our growth.  We’re
not on a round trip tour; we’re on a pilgrimage into a different life—a better,
more whole, and more joyful life.