Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pilgrim Feet

Someone once said something along the lines of 'a tourist is one who passes through a land taking pictures, but a pilgrim is one who lets the land pass through them' I did a bit of a google for the exact quote, but cannot find it anywhere.
Anyway, the feet of a pilgrim are an important thing, it is by his feet that a pilgrim stands and walks on the land. And wherever your feet are, there you are also... (barring altercations with crocodiles and other unforseen events)
And so, here are the photos of the feet of around 60 people as we travelled from Brisbane to Uluru and back.
Fortunately we went by bus, rather than walking the whole distance, or we'd still be on the way!
'Life is a journey, long is the road...' 'It's a long way to travel alone...' 'the long and winding road, that leads to your door...' 'and I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more...' So many songs that involve the image of pilgrimage. All I know is that the Uluru Pilgrimage was a significant time for many young people, but life itself is a pilgrimage, and we are all on that journey. The sad thing is so many people go through lives as tourists, and many of them have no idea of their final destination.
As we all travel along, we need to help those we meet on the way, help them find their direction, because we're all in this together. So lets get on our feet and walk a life worthy of our calling.