This past weekend was a men’s Walk to Emmaus.
It’s a Thursday night through Sunday night experience from which most derive a significant spiritual experience.
It is described as a “short course in Christianity,” but it is more.
For some, it is a transformational experience. For others, it is a chance for renewal away from the world of clocks, cell phones and a constant barrage of news.
All the participants were represented at this weekend’s retreat at Resurrection Center.
There was the father and son reunion.
The faithful son, who in this version, realized that patience was what he needed.
And the joyful onlookers.
One man told me he was running on empty when he went, but now was filled with the spirit.
I’ve never served in the armed forces, but the brotherhood that develops there and the one forged in this long weekend may have similarities.
I won’t bore you with the details, but, if you even have an interest, my email address is in the entry on top. The next men’s walk is in September. The next women’s walk is next weekend, but it’s chock-a-block full. There will be summer and fall women’s walks. (Funny how more women than men are interested in such events.)
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I see from the sign at the facility’s entrance that the name has been changed. It seems to be called “Compass Ridge Conference Center.” (The photo on top was taken at dusk, so you will have to click on it to be able to read the words.)
Oh, well. It will remain Resurrection Center for most locals, just as Centegra is still McHenry Hospital. And, glory be, I see there is a second sign with the old name. I was told that the old part is called Resurrection Center, while the new part with more amenities is called Compass Ridge.