Tuesday, August 20, 2002

The Way of a Pilgrim

Why, why, why haven't I read this book before? I'm sure many of you have and I am officially upset with you for not making me read it before now. The book, if you don't know, is the story of a Russian pilgrim in search for continual communion with God, which he finds through the Jesus Prayer. (Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.)

When I read the first paragraph, I know that his story is my story as well...I am this pilgrim:

"By the grace of God I am a Christian, by my actions a great sinner, and by calling a homeless wanderer of simplest origins, traveling from place to place."

The first scribble in my book? "me too."

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