Sometimes we take few steps to the left, sometimes a few steps to the right, other times we take a few steps back, but when we go on a pilgrimage we are walking toward God. We go to God, not perfect, but as we are, with all of our doubts, crisis, sickness, curiosity, adventure, faith, and thanksgiving to ask for favors and to offer ourselves completely.
Our pilgrimages are escorted by a Catholic priest, but all are welcome.
If you want perfection then our pilgrimages are probably not for you. Misconnections, delays, faces we meet, wrong turnings can happen and can lead to unexpected views, and all will be well if we remember where the route will lead us. The route is towards God. Whether or not you choose to make the physical journey, you in some ways are already making it as you are reading this. You and I are on the pilgrimage and have been since the day we were born and we will remain on this journey until we die. Your future pilgrimages will be compound of the present and the past. As you head on your journey, the spiritual part is more important than the physical (hotels, walks, buses..). In many ways, I expect that the detachment of the physical comforts and joys will at times help your spiritual progress. That is if you let it.
It’s in the opening of your eyes, heart, and the Word of God that you find your journey progresses.
Sometimes the steps are not easy, but each step counts. These will be the steps that lead you from the person you were to the person growing consciousness and deeper sensitivity to God’s view point. There is a path in front of each one of us. Let us move forward with and towards Jesus.