The people of God are always on the move, right from the very beginning. I think that nomadic sense is part of our Abrahamic roots. When we try to settle too much in our lives, we can forget that we’re actually on a journey. We’re called to be a pilgrim people.

– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE


Way of Love: Daily Practice

Journal about a time when you wandered from God.


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  1. Jeanne DeFazio on March 25, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Sharing this excerpt today:
    The people of God are always on the move, right from the very beginning. I think that nomadic sense is part of our Abrahamic roots. When we try to settle too much in our lives, we can forget that we’re actually on a journey. We’re called to be a pilgrim people.

    This series on shelter is important because as a nomadic people we are called to shelter in the Lord. Thanks for the reminder!

    God bless,

    Jeanne DeFazio

  2. Stephanie on March 25, 2020 at 10:39 am

    I feel the tension in this reflection. There is being appropriately nomadic (to use Brother Jeffery’s words) and pressing on with the journey. There is also reaching for the brass ring, always reaching for more and never feeling one has done or is enough. I’ve pondered the balance between those two. In recent years I’ve worked on “just” being, but I wonder if that is actually “settling too much” (per Jeffery again).

    Candidly, my own settling concerns me more than my wandering. Such comfort knowing God is present to all of it.

  3. Katherine Johnson on March 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Shelter has a whole different meaning with “shelter-in-place,” especially for those of us who live alone. In fact this whole series has an ironic overlay. We were thinking very differently when the daily themes and exercises were being planned.

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