Jesus, the traveler
Jesus spent His life and ministry on the road. Since conception to His birth until His adolescent years, Jesus went from town to town touching people’s lives.
He never remained in one place or stayed only at home. He crossed lakes and rivers, climbed hills and mountains, stayed in different houses, and walked in various roads. Even beyond death, He walked the road to Emmaus with two of his friends who mistook Him for a stranger.
In our present day and age, Christ continues to travel. He may be someone you meet on a plane or a local who held his door wide open for you. Or, He may be with you and in you as you become His face to others.
Today, as I start this blog, the Gospel during the mass was taken from Luke 8:1-9.
At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say,
‘Peace to this household.’
If a peaceful person lives there,
your peace will rest on him;
but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
for the laborer deserves his payment.
Do not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say to them,
‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”
Traveling is always my passion. Now, I see it also as a form of ministry. I have visited so many places and met a lot of people. Through my journeys, each of them unique and memorable, I have come to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and grateful for the many blessings He has bestowed in my life. It has also become a means to reach out to others — to be the face of Jesus to them and to recognize Jesus in other people.
Join me in my travels to places and to people’s hearts, with Jesus as our guide, and meet fellow travelers to the path towards His Kingdom.
Have you met Jesus on the road? Or have been a good Samaritan to others? Share your stories through firstname.lastname@example.org.