Psalm 120 may seem like a strange place to start a pilgrimage given that it doesn’t explicitly speak of going on a pilgrimage. It does, however, express the feelings of homesick people settled in a strange land and the first step toward God is a step away from the lies of the world. Eugene Peterson writes, “The usual biblical word describing the ‘no’ we say to the world’s lies and the ‘yes’ we say to God’s truth is repentance.” We often think of repentance as being sorry for a mistake. In actuality it is something much deeper and more powerful than that!
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