A World of Fugitives
Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) The Fugitives (1868)
In a world of fugitives the one who is heading home will seem to be running away.
We live in a world of fugitives. The majority of people live shallow lives on purpose. They do not want to examine life. They do not want to ask the important questions. They want to be entertained. They want to blot out the world with the sedatives of drink, drugs, food, sex, possessions, power, prestige and pleasure.
If you feel like the urge to get away, to hunker down, to be still, to be alone is weird and you are some kind of an odd ball, then take heart.
In a world of fugitives, the one who is heading home will seem to be running away.
In other words dare to be different. Dare to be who God created you to be, and you will only find who that person is by spending time alone. The pilgrimage is always solitary, but the pilgrim is never alone.
You are never alone on the pilgrimage because God and all the other invisible pilgrims are with you. By “invisible pilgrims” I mean that “great cloud of witnesses” that surround us. When you are alone you can connect with the saints and angels.
Fr Dwight Longenecker on The Suburban Hermit 31 August 2016 – https://suburbanhermitblog.wordpress.com/