Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spiritual Pilgrimage

A spiritual pilgrimage begins with one step. The pilgrimage we are on is one of holiness. The first step is taken in love and faith. The first step we make requires that we step across the threshold from the place where we are now and into the unknown. Judith Lawrence, Highway of Holiness: Soul Journey, Pg. xiii
Stepping across the threshold and beginning a pilgrimage from our old life into the new and unknown can be a little scary. We might want to be on this holy path, we might desire to live a life of holiness, but something may be holding us back.
What is it we are afraid of? Perhaps we are afraid to take that first step towards spiritual maturity because we are afraid that we won’t be able to finish what we started.
The beauty and wonder of life in this world is that every morning we get a new start. We are not expected to complete our spiritual pilgrimage in one day but to keep walking the path, “to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,” [Heb 12:2] and to steadfastly continue on the journey with Christ by our side. We are at one with Christ; Christ lives in us and we live In Christ; there is no separation from Christ.
This is the journey: the journey has its beginning in God; the journey is God; the end of the journey is God. There is no separation from the Sacred One nor do we want to be separated from the Lord. Each step we take on the Highway of Holiness is a step taken with Christ at our side and we have nothing to fear as long as we keep our eyes on the Lord.

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