Friday, February 22, 2013

Everyone on a Pilgrimage

"Not all pilgrims are pioneers. Most who commit themselves to the Christian faith are, like the first followers of Jesus, ordinary people going about their unspectacular lives but with their hearts set on the Land of Promise.

In God's economy when new leaders are called out, some followers risk hazardous journeys while others stay at home to take care of the necessary tasks and responsibilities of the community.

Yet all are on pilgrimage because they are responding to the invitation to be where God has called them. All are members of the pilgrim community."

An excerpt from A Table of Delight: Feasting with God in the Wilderness, by Elizabeth J. Canham (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2005) , 38

Quote can also be found in Weavings magazine, February 2013 issue

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