Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Jesus is the embodiment of the New Covenant.
Jesus is the Pilgrim God, who walks among us even today.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Maybe because it is raining today I've had Iona and Scotland on my mind.
Having been to Iona but as a tourist, and having been to Lindisfarne, England--one of the places where pilgrims like Cuthbert and Aidan dwelled, sent to this remote location by their brothers as pilgrim-missionaries from the isle of Iona--I've inquired about doing a pilgrimage there for 6 nights, 7 days.
This is a unique way of seeing who is reading this blog: would anyone be interested in going on pilgrimage to Iona in September for an entire week?
Monday, March 23, 2009
The idea of the snake on the top of the stick, and Jesus upon the cross, was a symmetry that boggles the imagination.
We are in the midst of creating a crucifix for our Church, to be carried for Easter Sunday as we hold worship out at the Columbarium of the Church. As I told the friend making the cross: we needed something to look up to as we worship the risen Christ on Easter morning.
I look up and forward on pilgrimage nowadays.
It makes all the world of difference.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I always remember this line from it: "Tourism is the march of stupidity."
That's a great line. And that's my challenge. I write somewhere in one of my books that my kind of travel fits the industry like a snowshoe in Mazatlán. That's our challenge: to offer Americans, who are thoughtful and curious, a way to be thoughtful in their travels.
Rick Steves' way of understanding "travel" is not too far from how many people I know understand "pilgrimage."
Click here for more of this interesting interview.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wanted to point out some of the changes on the website:
1. There are new images from my latest pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Jaqui Tutt took these photos. Wonderful two pages in the "Gallery" section;
2. Postponing the pilgrimage to Israel in April. The violence scares the people in the States. Hope to do another one soon.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
It is interesting to see a church in "pilgrim-mode."
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Memories of Santiago came flooding over me.