'Walk to Mary' event is abundant in opportunities

Friday, April 12, 2013

Like life, sacred moments will happen throughout walk

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by Sister Laura Zelten

Seeing all the posters advertising the "Walk to Mary" fund-raising event for the Green Bay Area Catholic Education System (GRACE) got me thinking about sacred spaces and points in between.

The walk (which we Sisters are supporting) will begin at the National Shrine of St. Joseph at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere and end with Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, two very holy places in our area.  My thoughts are not  directly on the shrines but on what will happen to the pilgrims as they walk 21 miles.

WalkToMaryLogoOur spiritual life is often an "in-between" event.  We are born and we know that one day we will die.  But what happens in between those two points is so significant. It makes me want to be strategic on how I spend that "in-between" time.  I hope that I can use it according to God's plan.

  • How do I form relationships with others?
  • Do I spend time in prayer?
  • Do I continue to educate myself on important life issues?
  • Am I the face of Christ to others?
  • And, most importantly, do I recognize those who walk with me as sons and daughters of God?

Yes, the end points are very important in life's journey but the in-between is significant on how happy the journey will be for all those around me.