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NOTES OF A CHRISTIAN PILGRIM

NOTES OF A CHRISTIAN PILGRIM

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Like Christ the Pilgrim, His disciples too are pilgrims in this world and, together with HIM say that we have come from God and are going to God (Jn 13:3). We are following HIM – our LORD and TEACHER (Jn 13:13) – in this earthly life, as “people on the WAY [of the Lord]” (Acts 19:23).

During the long journey of a pilgrimage one experiences many things, among others, JOY. And, one cannot be really joyfull unless that JOY is shared with others. This is the whole purpose of the messages written in this blog, i.e. “to share the Christian Pilgrim’s joy with his sisters and brothers in Christ.

May the Holy Trinity bless you all, especially with the gifts of Faith, Hope, and Love.

Jakarta, July 21, 2010 [The Feast Day of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the Church]

Your Brother in Christ,

A Christian Pilgrim

A PRAYER TO THE LORD

Lord of my origin, draw me closer to You;

Lord of my calling, give me strength to go on;

Lord of my faith, preserve me from doubt;

Lord of my hope, keep me from despair;

Lord of my love, let me never grow cold;

Lord of my past, may I never forget You;

Lord of my present, be near me always;

Lord of my future, keep me faithful to the end;

Lord of my life, let me live in Your presence;

Lord of my death, receive me at last;

Lord of my eternity, bless me forever.

Amen. 

[Eric Doyle, OFM]

 

JOURNEY’S END

 We go from God to God – then though

The way be long,

We shall return to Heaven our home

At evengong.

We go from God to God – so let

The space between

Be filled with beauty, conquering

Things base and mean.

We go from God to God – Lo! what

Transcendent bliss,

To know the journey’s end will hold

Such joy as this!

[Evelyn H. Healy]

 

12 responses to “NOTES OF A CHRISTIAN PILGRIM

  1. Franstantridharma

    August 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Anonym: Jerapah : Haleluya.
    Joint with God, Ever onward, Remember in Christ, All of your life, Peacefully, And prosperity, Health will come true.
    Pouk, Friday 4/19/96 JHS

     
  2. LeRoy Dean

    April 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Amen!

     
    • achristianpilgrim

      April 21, 2011 at 2:23 am

      Amen, Brother LeRoy Dean.
      Your brother in Christ,
      A Christian Pilgrim

       
  3. Johanna

    April 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent–Jesus Christ. John 17.3

    We have passed from death to life–praise God for His goodness to us!
    :)
    Thanks for your blog, and may you know the presence and love of our Father more and more.

    Johanna in New Zealand.

     
    • achristianpilgrim

      April 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

      Amen, Sister Johanna. Happy Easter to you!
      Your brother in Christ,
      A Christian Pilgrim

       
  4. Amado Cruz

    October 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Hi. Judging by the Tau Cross symbol I would gather that you are a brother or sister Secular Franciscan. I was just wondering why you don’t use your name or your title if you are a Secular Franciscan. I myself still belong to the order but I withdrew from my fraternity. At present I still belong to the order because of a canonical rule. I am hoping to return someday but the liberal slant that the Secular Francisca Order has followed ( at least five years ago when I last attended) has me worried.I pray that somehow the Lord makes it possible for me to find a way to be with other like minded Franciscans. I have even toyed with the idea of forming an association of stranded SFO’s like myself. And I know that there are quite a few that are in my situation.

     
    • achristianpilgrim

      October 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Pax et Bonum ! You are right, Brother Amado Cruz! Happy Feast Day of our Seraphic Father Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2011.

      Your brother in Christ & Francis
      A Christian Pilgrim

       
  5. Nasir iqbal

    November 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Amen

     
  6. Nasir iqbal

    November 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

     
    • achristianpilgrim

      November 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Thank you Brother Nasir Iqbal,
      May our good Lord bless you and your ministry.

      Your brother in Indonesia,

      A Christian Pilgrim

       

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