Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Going home

It was great to be a part of the thousands of pilgrims at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow last week as the Pope celebrated the Mass. The whole event was so well orchestrated - the travel arrangements, the pre-mass entertainment (including Susan Boyle), the precision of the serving of communion, and the journey home. All those involved, in security, in stewarding, the police officers, the rail staff, were good natured contributing positively to an historic occasion. Even the sun shone bravely. Of course I couldn't share in communion but to be part of such a massive worship experience held its own magic.
The task for all of us pilgrims now is to share our enthusiasm with our neighbour, renewing and enlivening faith on our doorsteps.

2 comments:

crabbit besom said...

I knew you would have a fantastic time. I met the previous Pope twice in Rome - the atmosphere and goodness of those I was with was overwhelming.I also taught in a Catholic school at the time of the last Papal visit. An experience not to be missed.

Passed Final Review today! Woooo!

liz said...

Go you! Hope "the search" is not too painful. every blessing - look forward to seeing where you end up.x

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