Immanuel Lutheran Church


3000 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-8090

Missouri Synod

Don't Take the Train to Mecca

Journey (a definition): something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another. “The journey from youth to maturity…” “A journey through time…” When Latin developed into French, diurnus became a noun, jour, meaning simply “day”. The medieval French derivative journée meant either “day” or “something done during the day,” such as work or travel. Middle English borrowed journée as journey in both senses, but only the sense “a day’s travel” survived into modern usage. In modern English, journey now refers to a trip without regard to the amount of time it takes. (Merriam-Webster) I don’t think you need a dictionary to get the sense that a there is a difference between traveling and jo