10 Spiritual Lessons from NASCAR
3. It's a Wide Open Field
A NASCAR race puts all competitors into one weekly event in one spot. Some fans pull for only one driver. Others have a favorite as well as other drivers whose victories will put a smile on the fan's face. And some fans pull hard against certain drivers. Part of the beauty of NASCAR is that having all drivers in one place at one time creates all sorts of possibilities.
When it comes to growing in faith, we live in a world where just about everything is available at once. With the internet and our shrinking globe, we can come in contact with spiritual practices and approaches like never before. In this wide open field, it's helpful to consider what your approach will be. Will you find meaning through loyalty to one tradition? Will you supplement with truth from other sources? Will your approach be to sample widely and frequently? Or something else?