Welcome to the Index of blog posts about the “Footsteps of Jesus” pilgrimage I took in the Spring of 2017. I’m writing this series as a way of processing the experience and sharing my photos and reflections with our church, my friends, and those interested in pilgrimage and the Christian faith. Every Friday, I’ll put up a new post. They are listed here in chronological order. Enjoy!
Episode 1: Every Day Is A Pilgrimage, Every Step An Adventure In which I introduce the blog series, the concept of pilgrimage, and the idea of kairos time.
Episode 2: It Is Enough In which I tackle the question “what was the best part” and reflect on contentment.
Episode 3: Power Is Seductive, But It Never Satisfies In which I reflect on Herod the Great, his palace at Herodium, and the nature of power.
Episode 4: Pondering The Path Of Solitude In which I visit Qumran and consider the Essene community.
Episode 5: Shadows of Spock in Jerusalem In which Jerusalem street art prompts an appreciation of the little wonders God scatters throughout life.
Episode 6: Discovering The Power Of Faith Beside The Jordan River. In which an encounter with a German priest leads to a reflection on being the beloved child of God.
Episode 7: When Your Identity Is Attacked: Lessons From The Judean Desert. In which we visit St George of Choziba Monastery and learn from the temptation of Jesus.
Episode 8: In The Shadow Of A Great Cathedral, I Learned That Ordinary Daily Life Has Great Dignity. In which Sister Beatrice of the Chemin Neuf Community has a message about the miracle of the mundane.
Episode 9: Learn About The Person Of Peace Principle. In which a visit to Sepphoris prompts a reflection on why Jesus left Nazareth.
Episode 10: Jesus Based His Ministry In A Home, Not An Institution. In which our pilgrims visit Capernaum and reflect on Jesus strategy of discipleship.
Episode 11: Remember The Genocide The World Forgot. In which my visits to the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem remind me that past atrocities have contemporary relevance.