From one ancestor God made all nations to inhabit the whole earth so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him though indeed he is not far from each one of us. ~Acts 17:26-27
The typical pilgrim itinerary includes an ambitious day in Jerusalem: “three holy sites in one unforgettable day” — Dome of the Rock (Muslim), the Western Wall (Jewish) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Christian). There are commonalities between the sites. Armed guards patrol at each. People pray earnestly at each. The Spirit hovers at each. The day overwhelms my pilgrim self. So much religious seeking! Paul was right. We all do search for God and perhaps grope and find . . .
How might you seek God more passionately this Lent?
Prayer: O Spirit, I search ceaselessly for you.