“Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.” (Science and Health, page 254)
A pilgrim is one who travels and wanders in a foreign land, traversing strange ground. He is also defined as one who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion. It seems some times that we feel unmoored and out of our comfort zone, merely wandering without a sense of where or how to get there. At other times we are feeling that every step is leading us to that holy place and that we walk with intention.
Whether we are a purposeful pilgrim or a confused and frightened one does not change the welcome, the hospitality, the understanding that comes of being God’s guest. No matter whether we feel we have lost sight of our promised land or stopped believing it exists, we are still traversing God’s fertile plain, where new ideas are ready to spring up, where landmarks will come into view and lead us back onto our path.
And when we feel we are focused on the goal, to reach with pure motive, that full understanding and demonstration of Life as Love, we are not alone or comfortless in that mission. For that heavenly home is not a destination, but is the very place in which we are now journeying, the holy ground on which we stand.
Take heart. God does not see a wanderer or a far-off traveler. He sees His own child always with Him, always in His Life, and never a stranger to His approving, assuring, guiding light of Love.
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