CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION
A young group of Scots Kirk church members from Paris, in the company of the resident pastor Jan Steyn, made a one week expedition to one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage in France. Taizé is a small village community in the Saône et Loire region of France where each year tens of thousands of young pilgrims flock to share in its way of life, which is predominantly prayer. This pilgrimage is a yearly experience the values of which the Scots Kirk in Paris espouses with the aim of nurturing its youth to constantly live in communion with God through prayer, reflection and peace
The trip also gave them an opportunity to meet hundreds of young people from across Europe and beyond, consequently enriching their understanding of the Gospel, through this shared experience.
Most of the pilgrims testified to a rediscovery of inner peace, a meaning to life, and a new enthusiasm for simplicity. This Taizé experience has helped to discern that a simple life is the place where Jesus can be found and celebrated.
Here is a peek of what a week’s involvement in a shared life of happiness represents.