Sacred Kansas City
Please watch this page for a pilgrimage to Kansas City sacred sites
Vern BarnetDuring my first trip to Japan afer moving to Kansas City,
I was following the sacred gyo path
on Mt Hiei behind the marathon monks.
I lost sight of them.
A sudden downpour.
As I was about to fall into the chasm below and perish
I thought, why am I looking for the sacred in Japan—surely I can find it in Kansas City!
To enact that discovery,
this spring I will make a pilgrimage from Independence to Olathe,
from Lee's Summit to KCK,
to sacred sites such as
* Ilus Davis Park with First Amendment to the Constitution inscribed there
* Hallmark cards — where sacred greetings for holy days and friendships are energized,
* Liberty Memorial,
* And other sites to be listed here in the preparatory weeks.
The sacred is all around us, and surely in the hearts of one another.