All week long I have been on my way to somewhere and in the midst of being on the way I have had powerful encounters. I am not sure if this is a new experience for me or perhaps this week I was more aware of the impact of the encounters.

The Feasts of All Saints day and All Souls day showed up in a different place of awareness for me. As a chaplain, my job challenges me to be present, to listen for what isn’t verbalized and to look beyond what I can see…in some ways it is a ministry that makes everyday all souls and saints’ day. However, even though that is true, I often fail to see and to hear what is right before me when I am on the way there.

So, I have encountered with awareness new sacred ground. It is one that demands carrying a tent and trusting that being on the way is all about being present.