Jul 8, 2015
Most of us have heard the refrain: "Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret." The 1972 film, "Cabaret," was set in the night life at the KitKatKlub, a decadent restaurant in 1931 Berlin just as the Nazi regime was rising to power.
In stark contrast, Jesus describes life as a journey. Speaking through Luke's gospel, he cautions his disciples to travel lightly-detached from material things. Though the word pilgrimage doesn't appear in Jesus' treasure trove of words, he is nevertheless on a sacred journey. Jerusalem and Calvary are on the way to his final destination, the empty tomb.
During his short ministry, Jesus shared his life and teachings with others, and he invited them to discipleship and to fullness of life. This royal road has drawn men and women since the early days of Christianity, and the invitation to join him remains open to all.
Pilgrimage as Life's Journey