Ash Wednesday

Brian Whelan The Way 16 x 29 45 bd Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. – Luke 9:51


Ash Wednesday
He’s on the road
PUT waiting for me

today we begin
a forty day walk
to Jerusalem

I lace up my shoes
and follow
PUT from a safe distance

but it’s bound to happen
His eyes will catch mine
and I must summon the courage
PUTnot to look away

for in His loving gaze
questions arise
PUTand fears

and we will
carry them all
PUT to Jerusalem


Questions for your Lenten pilgrimage:

  • Where have you seen Jesus on the road?
  • What are you carrying?
The Way by Brian Whelan. Used with permission.
“Pilgrimage” by Esther Hizsa from Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim, 2015.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2014
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013, 2014

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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2 Responses to Ash Wednesday

  1. Esther, I love your writing! I wait for each new post!


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