“A pilgrimage is a return to the place of your resurrection.” This is a common understanding among the Celtic tradition and also among modern theologians. This statement says to me that the pilgrimage I am about to embark upon, which will lead me toward my resurrection, begins not when I take my first step on the well-worn pilgrimage path of the Camino de Santiago, but with each turn of my heart and soul within me as I prepare for the spiritual and physical journey. For after all, resurrection means healing, new life, wholeness and abundance of life — and that means my soul is changed.
So my pilgrimage begins deep within my soul, within my own brokenness, vulnerability, needs, hopefulness, yearnings, and dreams. I invite you into this journey with me, my inward journey as I journey outward on The Way in Spain next week.