Each year at Epiphany, I listen to James Taylor’s song Home by Another Way. In this song, he reminds us that the call to the Magi to change their plans finds resonance in our own lives today. He sings:
“Maybe me and you can be wise guys too
And go home by another way.”
At this time in my history, I am more aware than ever of what it means to have my plans disrupted and have to choose another path to my destination. Living through a pandemic has provided most of humanity with this experience and its accompanying lessons.
Lucky for me, I had good training in this regard from my father. Dad was a road superintendent in rural Ontario for much of his life. This was a perfect job for him as he loved driving hither and yon and observing the landscapes. There were always stories to…
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