Further musings on self-examination

I had some thoughtful responses to my last post entitled “Holy Week,” especially concerning the concept of sin, and penance for sin. The comments have made me want to explain my thinking a bit more. I am seeking on this pilgrimage, and in life, to understand myself, and the world, better, so that I may…

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Holy Week

Every week is Holy Week, I know. And every day is a holy day, if we treat it as such. And this is the week, leading up to Easter, that remembers the crucufixion of Jesus and celebrates his ascension into the kingdom of heaven. It is said that he gave up his life in order…

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Pilgrims

What is the definition of a Pilgrim and why does my phone want to capitalize it? According to Webster Dictionary, a pilgrim (without the capital P) is “1. a person who travels about; wanderer  2. a person who travels to a shrine or holy place as a religious act  3. Americanism: (P-) any member of…

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Slowly but Surely

As I recover slowly but surely (each day brings more normalcy to my gait) I can’t help but get outside to take in the beauty and the unique qualities of this place. I have been enjoying walks around the yard, and the farm, and even took a bike ride into the town of Gonzales yesterday….

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