This week we will have places we need to go and things we need to do. So we will get in our cars and we will take the roads that lead us to our destinations where we can accomplish our tasks. Such an approach is good and necessary; we want to get to our destination via the best and quickest route so as to make the best use of our time and of our fuel.
Help us to realize, though, that the road that leads to our destination can also eventually lead us to any number of other destinations; if we choose to stay on it and take the other roads to which it leads us and if we are willing to invest enough time and fuel, we can go just about anywhere.
Sometimes we need to be narrowly focused on a single destination.
But sometimes we need to be open to some of the other possible destinations to which we could head; the possibilities are innumerable.
So give us a narrow focus when we need it but give us a broad view when that would be better.
We probably think we know where we are headed this week.
But maybe this is the week that wants to take us somewhere that we’ve never even thought about going. If so, give us the vision and courage we need to go where the road leads us …