A small group of pilgrims began paddling south from the headwaters of the Connecticut River at Fourth Connecticut Lake this week - the start of the 40 day journey of the River of Life pilgrimage.
They began with a Pilgrimage Blessing:
As you go into the wilderness of the land and of your heart -
May you experience the ever-flowing grace of God's presence!
May you be immersed so fully in God's love that you learn to let go and swim!
May you engage deeply and radically with the natural world, as steward, co-creator, and friend!
May you drink anew from the divine source, the stream of living water!
And may you be transformed, may the stagnant waters of your spirit begin to flow, and may all which is dead in you rise again!
God is here. The river awaits. Let the adventure begin.
Saturday, June 10, 2017