The Call : Modern Day Pilgrims

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Main article: Heeding the Call: Modern-Day Pilgrims Following in footsteps, spreading kindness, and protecting heritage. By Helen Avery There are the tourists—those who seek temporary relaxation, or famous sights. There are the travelers—those who wander, without aim, for the love of moving. There are the explorers—those seeking adventure, the thrill of unearthing things rarely seen. And then there are the pilgrims. The traditional pilgrim is someone who surrenders the life they once knew to make a journey of devotion to a sacred site. It’s not necessarily the destination, but their growing faith along their journey that they seek. They set off with hands empty, free of expectation, carrying only a willingness to be guided, to bear…show more content…
On his way he discovered that the only way to move forward was to trust that his cinematic journey would be met with support by the universe. In their willingness to have the courage and faith to set off, these modern pilgrims find their hearts opening, and a deeper call to service emerges. As Bel’s love for people and their heritage has deepened, she now finds herself called to work within the protection and preservation of the world’s wonders. Leon found his heart “cracked open” during his first trip across the U.S., and now has made his life’s mission to connect people through kindness. The path of the modern pilgrim can be as self-realizing as those who follow the path of saints. Matt says he has come to know himself intimately by walking in the shoes of over 8.4 million New Yorkers. Dalya has found peace and freedom that lies within her, irrespective of worldly comforts. Indeed, the message of these pilgrims is that life itself can be a pilgrimage—if we just surrender to it. Possible famous quotes to accompany the main article: “As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.” – A. C. Benson “Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.” – Abraham Cowley “Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys” – Richard R. Niebuhr “I have arrived, I am home. My destination is in each step.” – Thich Nhat Hahn Pilgrim profiles: Name: Brian Gibson Pilgrimage: Retracing the footsteps of
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