Walk to Jerusalem with Jesus: Slow Down, Observe and Return
Event Date: Week 3
Today we are walking by St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. It occupies an entire city block and uses an organ with over 4,000 pipes daily. Restore, repair and renew is the motto of their calendar which monthly celebrates significant church renovations. Check out it’s magnificence at www.saintpatrickscathedral.org
This week we fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Rabat, Morocco. Walk from Rabat, Morocco to Algiers, Algeria. 796 miles Help, turn in your logs of devotionally-focused physical activity. (20 minutes = 1 mile)
Fr. John’s daily Lenten reflection at https://www.facebook.com/frjohnamsberry
“for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
Not all visitors know that it is possible to climb up to the top of the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The total 551 steps are difficult. The passageway is narrow and sloping and the light is dim. After the first 320 steps before the final climb to the dome you can stop and enjoy the astonishing beauty of the cupola from within and look down at the main altar. Not everyone can travel up to the dome. Some take an elevator for the first 320 steps to help with the journey up. Some have legitimate reasons for bypassing the challenge of the walk up, but some are just too hurried to take the time for this extra exertion. We make decisions every day regarding our physical, spiritual and emotional health. It is so easy to fill our days-but how much of that is good for us? This week as you walk, try to be good stewards of the body God has given you. May you walk by faith and grow stronger spiritually and physically as you spend time with God.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
What steps am I taking to be good to the body God has given me?
What steps am I taking to strengthen my faith?
PHYSICAL BENEFITS: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, N.Y.
Regular walking or planned activity can reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Give your concerns to God and listen, as you walk He will show you the way. Staircase to St. Peter’s Dome
Increase flexibility with gentle stretching after walking (20 minutes = 1 mile) or (two X 10 minutes=20 minutes)
Log time, turn in weekly and get new log at the sign stations: 1) in stairwell 2) across hall from upstairs sanctuary doors 3) at back door
The first week of Lent we logged and turned in: 5pm mass-115 miles; 8:30 mass-91 miles; 10:30 mass-116 miles = 322miles.
Since we are just warming up and fell short of our goal we hopped a train this side of Boise Idaho and road the rest of the way to Cheyenne Wyoming. This journey has only begun….we received a picture of the garden of Gethsemane so let’s put our walking shoes on and visualize ourselves with Jesus there!