Someone somewhere, recently, in my reading, was stating how the bumbling of Christian in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, is so different from the way Christians and Christianity is so often portrayed today. I think they have a good point. Too often the Christian life is made up to be rather simplistic, a kind of formulaic endeavor, that if one just does this and that, they'll succeed. This is an indication, in part, of modernism's grip on us. The Biblical picture takes us beyond modernism and postmodernism and all the world views, which with all the good and bad in them each, essentially at their heart are not of God, or in line with the Story of God.
Moving on means we have to accept reality, and call sin sin in our lives, confess them- as well as when we don't do that well in a new situation or testing, to learn from that, and learn to do better.
I like Michael Card's album, The Hidden Face of God, because I think it flies in the face of the assumption that everything should be clean, cut and pasted well in our lives, so that we are Mr., Mrs., Miss or Ms. "Have-it-all-together". Not so at all. We keep moving on in a dynamic of God on a journey, in which we have, oh so much to learn. We'd better quit pretending otherwise, and get on with it.
What might you add to these few words on our pilgrimage in this world?