The above photograph is one of Captain James Cook’s monument.
It stands in memory of a man who, along with many others travelling with him, circled the globe pushing boundaries.
Even with the modern tools of today, sailing the world once is no mean feat. But casting off three times, in the 18th century!?
Because seeking is a driver …
Cook was looking for what was new. What he discovered was already there. He and his crew came across wondrous new lands, rich cultures that had existed for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Yet the way us, as species and individuals look at boundaries … both inward and external, means we’re driven by the need to push further and explore.
This is no difference in the realm of our faith. What we believe often leaves us with more questions than answers. This is what pushes us forwards to explore further. The validation of what we seek.
My experience tells me, just as I reach what I think I’ve have been looking for, a new horizon opens up. Choices materialise, possibilities then become many.
Whether in the business of discovery like Cook or reaching out to new friends, life is a journey of faith we are all embarked upon. By using the tool of conversation, seeking dialogue, we’re seeing past barriers, where there are no boundaries.
There’s no turning back when our faith tells us there are always open doors. Keep the faith, keep seeking.