#30 Lent Pilgrimage, Holy Water

And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to John, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan. ~Mark 1:5

So many pilgrims come to be baptized at this spot on the Jordan that there are helpful metal railings leading into the water, along with a vantage point for picture-taking. Nearby is a huge gift shop. You can buy vials of holy water in various sizes and containers. The woman selling the holy water seems tired. What exactly is it that we pilgrims seek to carry away from this place? What do we hope is contained in those vials?

Do you share the pilgrim impulse to stow away a vial of Spirit? Why?

Prayer: Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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