DAILY DEVOTIONS:Sep 20
‘Journeying, Even Here’
Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions
Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another…
- Luke 8:1
Luke’s Gospel is a travelogue of Jesus on the move! We find him sharing meals and conversation with all sorts of folks–the high and low of society.
When I travel, it is easy to feel the Lord’s presence in a deep, piney woods or at the edge of the incredibly beautiful Grand Canyon. I often lose him, however, in the dense urban crush. Where is Jesus amidst the onslaught of flashing electronic signs on Broadway? Is he with me as I hold my breath, picking my way gingerly through the gritty Tenderloin district of San Francisco? I am overwhelmed, and even a little frightened, when confronted with so many strangers in a mishmash of humanity. Is Jesus here too, inviting all these people to his father’s kingdom?
I nod, even smile at a passerby. I hold a door for a person drenched by the rain. I whisper a prayer for the people sleeping on the street in a drugged stupor. Jesus journeys with me, even here.
- Jennifer Christ