I haven’t been to the Holy Land, and I still don’t know if I will go, but I am glad that I decided to say ‘yes’ to attending the recent ‘Big Event Edinburgh’ (BEE) organised by the wonderful group RevGalBlogPals. The theme was pilgrimage and we enjoyed the thoughtful and gracious leadership of Rev Ruth Everhart, author of ‘Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land.’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Divine-Holy-Land-Everhart/dp/0802869076/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Ruth gave us her own experience of this pilgrimage in the Holy Land in words and feelings, and gave us room to reflect on our own ways of being pilgrim, whether to a famous ‘sacred’ site or in the sacred moments of daily life.

After staying for a few days in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, some of the group were able to continue the reflection on the pilgrim way as we visited Lindisfarne. Here we walked in the steps of the fierce and fabulous northern saints of Aidan and Cuthbert. It was a wonderful and special time in good company.

Some Edinburgh views: