Pilgrimage Day 7: One foot in front of the other

Pilgrimage Day 7: One foot in front of the other

I am currently on a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia, walking from Birmingham to London between 16 June and 1 July. For more details and updates, please see: http://repenting.wordpress.com/

Before I started my walk, a colleague encouraged me by saying I just needed to put one foot in front of the other – a considerable number of times. I bore this in mind today as I neared the end of the 19 miles from Daventry to Banbury. Today’s walk covered a longer distance than any other day of the whole pilgrimage. It gave me chance to reflect on many issues and questions, from the nature of repentance to the benefits of walking. However I am now exhausted and I hope you’ll bear with me if I share those thoughts with you over the next few days rather than tonight. Right now, I’m taking some rest.

In the meantime, for those who may have missed it, I offer some reflections I gave at a meeting in London some weeks ago, entitled 'Christianity and homophobia in Britain today' - http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14787

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(c) Symon Hill is associate director of Ekklesia. For more information on his pilgrimage of repentance, please visit http://www.repenting.wordpress.com

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