In this season of prayer and reflection, I have been focusing on the journey, or the space in between two points. In our busy world, the journey to and from places is often overlooked as an essential part of the pilgrimage. There are many times in our lives that we cruise right through, without even realizing where we have been and who we may have encountered along the way. Yet, as people of faith we encounter God in the midst of our journey. God is with us, in the ordinary, in the mystery, and in the beauty along the way. Whether or not we realize it, God is with us always. God is found in the poor and the sick we pass as we move from place to place. Jesus is found in the stranger standing right next to us in line for coffee at Starbucks. The Holy Spirit is found in the still silence of the snow falling. God is with us, leading us forward even if the path ahead is unclear or frightening. If we allow ourselves to take part fully in our journey we can be in companionship with God.

As we continue our Lenten journey, how are we present on the journey and in companionship with God?

~   Kevin J.Lowry

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