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I've decided to take a step back from this week's lectionary reading and focus on the disciples going to Emmaus.
After all, they are the New Testament progenitors of pilgrimage. If there was a card or icon with their effigy I would buy it and keep it close by as a reminder: we are on a pilgrimage!
The journey is the thing in this week's reading from Luke 24. The journey.
Jesus is showing us his hands, his feet, his side, marred and bloodied by our nails as he hung on the tree of his own creation.
Jesus shows us that on life's pilgrimage we cannot go around our destiny, but must go through what is in front of us.
Reminds me of the Quaker saying: That which is in the way is the way.
Following Jesus today...and every day.