Monday, December 3, 2007

bone of bone, flesh of flesh

i miss my wife. she went on a retreat this past weekend (thursday through sunday), came home, packed, and i had to drive her up by the airport because she flew out today for work until friday. she is going to iowa for training in her new position at work (she was promoted into marketing... congrats!).

as much as i miss her, i am so glad that travel is not as long and dangerous as it once was. to make a "pilgrimage" to the holy land or rome, it just takes some cash and a computer to schedule it. then, all you have to do is get on the plane, get in the rental car and go. of course there are dangers in travel, but almost no more dangerous than crossing the street. does that take some of the excitement out of travel and especially pilgrimages? will it mean as much to me when i go to israel or rome as it did for francis of assisi or martin luther? i hope so but i am skeptical.

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