Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Road to "Nowhere" to the Road of Somewhere

Today's Gospel reading at Valley Community Presbyterian Church (in Portland, OR) was Luke 24: the disciples going on the way to Emmaus. Pastor Rene Minshew preached about the disciples running out of Jerusalem, going to a little known place, Emmaus, which has since died and no longer exists. The idea of going to Emmaus is similar to the idea of going nowhere. The disciples simply needed to get out of town. They were on the "road to nowhere."

What struck me about Jesus on the pilgrimage of life is that with Jesus accompanying us on our journey in life, "nowhere" is not an option. We know we are going somewhere on this pilgrimage of life. Our pilgrimage is not random or open-ended: with Christ, we are on a journey into the realm, the reign, of God.

Bien camino!

Pilgrim peace,