In last week's lectionary reading there was this marvelous passage about preparing for Passover: "This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord" (Ex. 12:12).
This spoke volumes to me about pilgrimage: being ready to go at the drop of the hat. A few blogs ago, I wrote about the challenge of what life would look like if God had the audacity to simply say to us, "Pack up your things and go. I will take care of you and your loved ones. But go: I have a place and people for you to be part of." Or what would happen at the end of worship, after Eucharist was shared, we were told to "go, get going on your way, wherever God sends you." Rather than going to Applebees or Wendy's, we actually went the way that God directed us.
Pondering pilgrimage...buen camino!
Pilgrim peace, Brett