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On the branch of an old tree outside my window sits a Red-tailed Hawk. He peers out over Potter’s Pond contemplating his next meal. “Look at the birds of the air…” No worries, no cliffs, no goals or resolutions. Free – he soars over his little kingdom. Some of you will be busy setting goals, making plans, prognosticating and projecting. What do you hope the future will be like? One thing that I hope is that you will worry less and live more. Let the future unfold but live in the present. We waste too much time with worry.
My hope is that I will take you to 52 spiritual places during 2013. They wont be to far flung corners of the world. They will be just a drive away from my home. Perhaps these will be places you could visit or read about or they will be places that inspire you to find a spiritual refuge of your own. They may not all seem religious but they will be spiritual in a sense that they inspire us to be better than we are, to grow more, to give more, and to live more fully. In between the places we go we will still share the insights and reflections of the week. We all need a pilgrimage to help us let go of the worry of life.
Someone once wrote, “A pilgrimage combines sacred and secular in such a way that the distinction between the two is broken down, implicitly and explicitly.” Jesus began his ministry with a pilgrimage of sorts,
“At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.” Mark 1:12-13
You wil encounter testing and challenges throughout the year but do not worry. Travel the road with trust and belief.