What is a spiritual pilgrimage and why does it matter? For thousands of years, Christians have embarked on journeys to sacred sites throughout the world, such as retracing the steps of Jesus in the Holy Land or walking the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) in northern Spain. But we don’t have to walk hundreds of miles to experience a spiritual pilgrimage. What has the spiritual practice of pilgrimage looked like in your life? What new journey do you feel called to embark upon?
Speaker: Joe Brewer
Sermon Title: The Spiritual Practice of Pilgrimage
Scripture: Acts 17:24
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Source: “The Way is Made By Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago” by Paul Boers.
Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors. But is our ability to carry out our primary purpose troubled by a dominant culture defined by hastiness? How can we best share the Brethren way of peace when everyone is in such a hurry?
Our culture values the newest product, the next big idea. Celebrities endorse endless merchandise and businesses obsess over ways to make profit. The influence of consumerism in our society is massive, its impact felt even in the Church. But God offers an alternative way. He desires us to be active participants in His kingdom of justice and peace. Yet with so much consumption around us, how can we be practitioners of this Jesus way?