I am struck by how much I now embrace the sense of pilgrimage during Lent. Having arrived at Easter's doorstep on a fantastic morning (6:30 A.M.! in Henderson, NC), celebrating Eucharist in the midst of the Church's Columbarium, and singing with great heart and soul, "Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia!" I felt like I did a week after I first wedded: now what!?
So this is Eastertide: a season. This is more than a day. This is 50 days to Pentecost, our next stop on our Church's pilgrimage.
The question I've asked my congregation: what are the marks of faith that shape and mold us? What are the truths that we embody and carry with us in our journey of faith? Let's reflect upon these things on our pilgrimage to Pentecost!