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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pilgrimage of Love

Most of us have special devotions. 

Some friends offer novena prayers to their favorite saints. I took on the devotion to our Blessed Mother by praying the rosary. My family do the seven churches visitation lent time. 

To those who have enough money to visit shrines, they form groups to go on pilgrimages.

But there is an "inner pilgrimage" that we are all challenged to undertake in every season of our lives not just on special occasions. We need not wait til we get sick to go to Lourdes, France [to change our lives or change our patterns of behavior]or to visit Rome for a saint's canonization. There is an inner voice that urges one to take the road.

This "interior movement" is summarized into four verbs according to my SD as we reflected on the Gospel of Matthew 13[44-46]: cercare [to seek], trovare [to find], andare [to go] e vendere [and to sell]. 

It's scary and exciting at the same time... to leave behind everything and just go where God takes us. This is the 'tent spirituality' a missionary taught us when I was in North Africa.

Heeding a friend's tweet: "Be ready to be interrupted by God."

*last quotes written by my spiritual friend
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Tame your desires.
Claim your belovedness... 

Deepen the silence. 
Discern.
Pray a whole lot...

Trust and go...