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April 20: Threshold – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Pilgrimage of Ressurection

Word for Today: Threshold

April 20 - Threshold[The Desert Mothers and Fathers] journey into the desert was the crossing of a threshold towards an intentional awareness of God’s presence and recognizing that worldly pleasures bring little long-term satisfaction. The aim was to experience God in each moment and activity.

—Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

Reflective Question: What can you do to simplify your life so that each moment offers a window on to the Divine?


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4 Responses

  1. Inspiring, JoAnn!

    THRESHOLD

    Tree roots are a
    Hidden hazard creating
    Ruts necessitating looking down during
    Evening walk on dark
    Suburban pavements.
    Hovering in the twilight sky
    One star.
    Look up. Crescent moon
    Delights, tantalising glimpses making beautiful
    Silhouettes of tall trees liminal moments.

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