July 9, 2018

Psalm 48:1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

You may know that pilgrimages used to be a pretty big deal in Christianity. The Canterbury Tales are set as stories told along the way of one such pilgrimage. I have a friend who plans on doing The Camino, a journey on foot across Northern Spain ending at Santiago de Compostela. Muslims are encouraged (required?) to physically visit Mecca at some point in their lives. In Old Testament times Jews would travel to Jerusalem for the annual festivals. The above verse shows how the writer valued this special place. The act of traveling to a sacred destination is a way of getting in touch with life as a spiritual journey. Have you ever thought of your life that way? Are there places where you feel nearer to God, not because God is closer there but because your awareness is more acute? Humans are vastly complex and thus each individual’s experience of God can be unique, including the places where God breaks through in their lives. This week, where are the places you can seek out to find God?

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