Monday, March 3, 2008

Preaching the Gospel on Pilgrimage..."If Necessary, Use Words."

To paraphrase St. Francis of Assisi, we are called to preach the Gospel our whole life long: "and if necessary, use words."

In this season of Lent, I have enjoyed reflecting on St. Francis' advice, because this seems to me the core of the way of the School of the Pilgrim: we are to learn to live the Gospel wherever we are on the road of life. And by "live the Gospel," I mean we are to live the Gospel fully. For it is none other than the Stranger who met the disciples on their way to Emmaus on their pilgrimage who forever changed their lives...and ours.

Bien Camino!

Pilgrim peace,