What is pilgrimage?
Entering the flow of sacred history.
Traveling to the ends of the earth.
Visiting the depths of your worst self.
Clinging to hope.
Releasing cherished illusions.
Experiencing fear’s torments.
Exhausting your resources.
Leaving. Arriving. Leaving. Arriving.
Receiving undeserved help.
Seeing while being seen.
Moving, always moving.
Orienting your heart.
What isn’t pilgrimage?
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Genesis 12: 1 & 4 (NRSV)
Now God said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”
Create a definition of pilgrimage that expresses the core of your understandings of it.
Having done this, express what pilgrimage isn’t.