The March for Life is a pilgrimage not a trip
I remember when I attended my first March for Life. As we loaded the bus, they told us to avoid using the toilet unless absolutely necessary. They said we would make enough stops so we shouldn’t need to use it anyway. There weren’t enough outlets to keep all of our phones charged, so hopefully we came with an external battery so we could extend our precious battery life. And yes, we would sleep a full night in a fully upright sitting position (or not sleep at all in my case). We would brush our teeth at a gas station in the morning, and then head straight to Arlington Cemetery to explore. I’m a daily, morning shower girl. It’s how I face my day. I had to adapt.
Does the term “Pilgrimage” mean it’s all about suffering?
Prepare your heart for the pilgrimage
Become a light to the world
Finally, the transformation from a pilgrimage never ends with you. When you come home from a pilgrimage, the change inside you cannot be contained. You become a light to the world. You WANT to do more for God! But the light can burn out if you don’t stay connected to Him. You can easily come home and get sucked back into the demands of the world and lose sight of God. So, to keep the flame burning bright; you need to invite Him into your life, daily. When you do, He will supply everything else you need.
Here are some tips to help you become a pilgrim and not just a tourist
How is God calling you to be a witness to life?
I promise that you will have an answer to this question, if this is not just a trip for you but a pilgrimage. So buckle up, Pilgrim!!