Monday, July 25, 2016
Many biblical stories are set within the context of a meal including the Passover meal, the miraculous wedding feast at Cana, the celebration of the prodigal son and even the Last Supper. Understanding our faith means looking into biblical stories and finding the lesson and the meaning behind them.
"Under the Israelite monarchy and the establishment of the Temple in Jerusalem, the sacrifice and celebration of Passover became a centralized affair. It was now a national pilgrimage festival, bringing families to Jerusalem from all over Israel." - Dorothy Willette
To learn more about this concept, please read the Bible History Daily published article, "A Feast for the Sences and the Soul."
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Monday, July 18, 2016
In The Irish Catholic's article, "Modern Pilgrimages Help People To Witness To Faith" the idea of 'praying with your feet' is brought into view. More young people have been taking this journey to recall and reconnect with their faith in different countries and religious sites.
"Even before Christianity began, the ancient people of Israel made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem. Embarking on this journey had a faith dimension. Even in the infancy narratives of Jesus we encounter shepherds and the Magi all making different types of journeys. Each of these journeys began with an unknown curiosity and led to an encounter with Jesus. These encounters effected change. This is what a pilgrimage does by trying to restore some spiritual balance in the life of the pilgrim. - The Irish Catholic
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Monday, July 11, 2016
What is the biggest draw to taking a religious pilgrimage in today's world? Today's featured article, "The New Allure of Sacred Pilgrimages" published by The New York Times delves into why individuals are now exploring their faith in this very hands-on, exploratory way.
"What I found is that pilgrimage is not merely ancillary to the modern spiritual existence. In an age of doubt and shifting beliefs, people are no longer willing to blindly accept the beliefs of their ancestors. They are insisting instead on choosing their own beliefs. A pilgrimage can be a central part of this effort." - Bruce Feiler, The New York Times
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Today's blog features the U.S. Catholic published article, "Get on the Road: The Case For Taking A Pilgrimage". The article focuses primarily on traveling to spiritually rich locations and the importance of the actual journey, not just the destination.
"As human beings, we need physical experiences to help us better understand what we cannot come to know through our senses. We are on a journey back to God, and we are not yet fully at home. While made in the image of God, we must grow into his likeness by following the path of Christ. His journey led him to Jerusalem and through the cross into new life. Our journey leads us on the same path."
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