In today’s gospel, the young man went away sad because he had many possessions and he didn’t want to give them up to follow Jesus. That’s something I think we can all sympathize with. It’s not easy to give up our material goods, even temporarily. This week I’m going to give it a try in my own unworthy way. Granted, I’m not going to give up everything, but for the next three days I’m going to live with just the few things I can carry on my bicycle.
Tomorrow morning I’m going to board the Amtrak train for Jefferson City, MO. Then I’m going to ride back to Saint Louis, or at least to Saint Charles, MO on my bike. According to my Internet research it’s about 110 miles. I plan to stop and smell the roses along the way and to commune with God as much as possible. I plan on taking three days.
Given my large fingers and the small keyboard on my Android phone, I won’t be blogging this week, but I do plan to make short posts on Facebook along the way. You can follow me, if you’re so inclined on my Facebook page.
When I return I’ll be posting a more in-depth journal here on the blog. I’m calling it a “capitol” trip because I’ll be riding from the current Missouri capitol building in Jeff City to our first state capitol in Saint Charles.
Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.