Friday, March 21, 2008

New Meaning To Easter

My little band of Camino friends have been exchanging Easter greetings the last few days. I realized while responding to one that through St. James, we connected ourselves to the Easter Story. St James was at the Crucifixion. He was there in the Upper Room when Christ returned.

I have not a single doubt in my bones we were all summoned to the Camino and therefore summoned to a connection with Christ as his first followers were.

Easter has a new meaning to me this year. Will it for you?

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Six Months Ago Today....

Six months ago today my feet landed on French soil ready to walk to "the ends of the Earth". All alone and with a "journey of a lifetime" ahead of me.

I met my first Camino friend Denise, then Joop, then Eva, then Aliche, then Harald, then Klaus, then Siggy, then Javier, then Dominique, then Marlene and after coming home, Tamara, Javier's daughter, etc. The list goes on and on.

We keep being hurled together over and over. Pictures shared, another familiar face found, another email exchanged, another connection made. It's an exercise in openness, love, International relations, Faith, geography, and chance.

I love you all so very, very much. My heart grows bigger every day.