Pilgrimage. To someplace like Santiago de Campostela, Lourdes, Guadalupe, etc. It’s not unique to the Church, but like ashes on Wednesday, it’s timeless and Catholic.
Lent is often described as a pilgrimage, and that makes sense. Like a pilgrimage, Lent has movement. It's going somewhere.
But there's more to pilgrimage than just the destination. It's also about space for God on the way. Not accidentally finding it, but intentionally making space for God.
And dealing with all of the things that want to take that space, to take God’s place. In this Lent, and in our lives.
Which is exactly what we see in Sunday’s Gospel (Luke).
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday