The following is from the “General Council Pilgrimage” facebook page. Maia, one of the 13 youth making a pilgrimage across Canada to Corner Brook Newfoundland for the national gathering of the United Church of Canada, heralds from Kamloops United Church. This is Maia’s reflection and art:
It’s funny how we always seem to have a notion of where we’re going but don’t even realize it until much later. Like foreshadowing our own lives.
This is an old and mildly prophetic painting. Done way back in December, before I was even thinking about winter gathering never mind the pilgrimage, i had a vague sense of needing to find an adventure. I had no idea where to go or even where to start from, but I knew that I wanted to go somewhere an do something that mattered. I love the church for being my starting point.