A Seminarian Reflects: The Rev. Patrick Keyser
The word ‘pilgrim’ originally comes from the Latin meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger.’ I am intrigued by this idea of a pilgrim as someone who journeys through a foreign land, especially in light of our modern context in which more and more people are choosing to take a pilgrimage, particularly the Camino de Santiago. I think many pilgrims recognize that there is more in this world than what appears on the surface of the frenetic and isolated lives many of us live. Pilgrims are those who recognize that they are strangers in this world and set out in search of something greater. They seek something transcendent. They search for home. Pilgrims seek God.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser
The Diocese of Virginia