For us today, it is easy to travel. It is expensive, but for those with the money, it is possible to cross continents and oceans in only a few hours. But as former UN Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold once wrote, “the longest journey is the journey inward.” The most difficult journey is that in which we set aside our own agenda and dedicate ourselves to God’s will and way. It is so easy to deceive ourselves that what we want is what God wants, that God wants nothing more than our comfort and security. Celtic Spirituality on the other hand, the legacy of St. Columba and his colleagues, calls us to seek a new relationship with creation, with the poor and downtrodden of the earth, and with the Trinity of love, that
in all things we may walk in the Way of Jesus, who himself set out from his home and had no place to lay his head.