The Pilgrim Log

Weekly Inspiration to Live Your Daily Pilgrimage

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…

Discovering God’s Will For You

ARTICLE – If you asked people if they believed they were going to heaven, they would say yes. However, Jesus says only those who do the will of His Father will enter heaven. How do you know what God`s will is?

The Prodigal Son’s Older Brother

ARTICLE – For years, I identified with the older brother. I felt sorry for him, and felt that the Father was a bit unfair in basically taking the younger son back in just like that—no penance, no penalties, nothing but a new ring, sandals, and robe, and a great party to welcome him back. Then I had children and found…

The Love You Had at First

ARTICLE – Are you finding it really difficult in this day and time to live the joy-filled zeal of being a Christian? This was becoming a problem for the early Church as well. In the vision our Lord gave to John that we have come to know as the Book of Revelation, Jesus addressed…

What Will Heaven Be Like?

ARTICLE – The question of ‘What will heaven be like?’ starts to be asked at a very young age, and continues to make us wonder throughout our lives. Perhaps we compare it to a physical space on earth, or connect it with fond memories we shared with others. As we grow older, we come to realize that…

Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted

ARTICLE – To be Catholic is a life-long process of learning, growing, serving, and surrendering our will to the will of God. These same truths have been believed by…

A Bavarian Village Identifies with Christ’s Passion

ARTICLE – It all began at a church festival in 1632 when a man named Kaspar Schisler brought the plague into the village. Faced with the great distress of protecting their village, the leaders of the community came together and pledged to hold a passion play once every ten years. Two years later, in 1634, not a single person perished, even though a great number of them still showed signs of the plague…

Finding True Beauty

ARTICLE – Bombarded with images of the world’s view on what women should look like, left me feeling simply inadequate in the beauty category. I don’t know exactly the moment that it happened or even where I was at the time, but I remember when my eyes first fell upon the scripture in 1 Peter 3:3-4, something anew began to stir in me…

Beyond the Metaverse: How to Discover the True You

ARTICLE – I am sure there are many good applications for the Metaverse, and I am not here to judge its morality. Like anything, it can be used for our good or for our bad. Instead, I ask you to ponder with me an interesting connection between the metaverse and a very Catholic word…

Praying with Justice

ARTICLE – When we go to God, when we communicate with our Creator, we are giving back what is owed to him, our worship. But then the question arises, am I giving everything back to God, or just the bare minimum?