The Pilgrim Log

Weekly Inspiration to Live Your Daily Pilgrimage

A Pathway to True Freedom in Christ

ARTICLE – Pope St. John Paul II once said that “freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” What is that we ought to do? Act with justice to God and our neighbor. But we are flawed human beings, thus we need…

Be Counter-Cultural; Live the Beatitudes

ARTICLE – Our faith requires us to be counter-cultural because our culture is frequently opposed to Gospel principles. All eight Beatitudes are meant to be applied to the life of every Christian because they reflect what faithful discipleship looks like. If we do not see the Beatitudes as the way to true happiness, we have not…

Jesus, Show Me Who I Am

ARTICLE – We are a creation of God! He knew you from the second you were formed in your mother’s womb! This thought in itself is pretty incredible! Because that also means He has known you from the very beginning! What does this say about me? When God created you, He…

What Fishing Can Teach Us About Evangelization

ARTICLE – What does it mean to be a fisher of men? We can easily find the answer in our vocation. This is the main path God gives us to help serve Him and others. Being a fisher of men can also be in relation to our…

Choose Jesus and Build a Better Society

ARTICLE – Societies built on unlimited choices or no choice for their members are doomed because humans are created by God to be both ordered and free. Is there a way for humans to build a healthy and sustainable society? Yes, and that way is in allowing individuals within a society to freely…

Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

ARTICLE – The fact that Mary is the Mother of God also defines her role in God’s plan of salvation for humanity. Her purpose was not ended with…

Benefits of Morning Prayer Lead Us to Surrender to God

ARTICLE – There are many benefits to morning prayer; the more you include prayer in your mornings and throughout the day, you will realize its numerous benefits. Let’s look at three particular benefits. First, we can…

When I Surrender, I Win

ARTICLE – I pretty much went through life thinking that is what surrender means, being defeated, being weaker, and giving up, the other opponent or life circumstance wins. That was until one day in 2001, when I was beginning my faith journey, that I…

The Wonder of Mary’s Yes

ARTICLE – Did Mary ask herself at the Annunciation, “What will be required of me? How will my life change? Can I do this? What if I fail?” Her prompt response indicates no, and I believe this is because she at some time before her Annunciation made a choice to believe that what God promised through Scripture would come to be. Her yes to be the Mother of God was simply…

Don’t Celebrate Christmas Just Yet?

ARTICLE – Advent is a time to remember that, at a certain point in history, Christ was not born yet; we were waiting for Him. Anticipation, fear, excitement, and hopefulness, are all emotions we can imagine feeling during that period. These are…