Monday, November 12, 2007

The 23rd Psalm

When I see my walking stick out of the corner of my eye, the 23rd Psalm comes to mind. I've added a few Camino moments to it....did you feel it?

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (I had everything I needed - it came to me.)
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: (I had several rests beside the road, in the beauty of the countryside. I revel in the sunrises and sunsets, still.)
He leadeth me beside the still waters. (I dipped my feet in cold, refreshing streams and drank of the purest water.)
He restoreth my soul (I am touched by the Camino and the joy that prevails in my heart.)
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake. (Humanity was at its best on the Camino.)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, (I walked alone, and sometimes in the darkness of of the morning, and I felt safe.)
For thou art with me; (Not a moment did I doubt it.)
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. (My walking stick was my strength when I had none, my trust when I needed some.)
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. (We, of all nations and beliefs, shared food together).

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, (I pray the Camino stays in my heart) and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever (and the faith I have so deeply felt, will nourish me forever).


fsgken said...

Wonderful Blogging, and your notes to this Psalm will accompany me to Fisterre from here via Lourdes.

Teri said...

Thank you for your kind words and a reminder of the joy and inspiration that I felt.

Blessings to you as you embark upon your journey. Buen Camino!