"Walking in the way and the love of the Lord"
This quote is from Thomas Merton. It sums up why we walk the Camino. What we feel as we are walking the Camino,
"When I get out there I am delivered from the feeling that it is important for me to be anything, and thus I am free to be more happy about the one thing that matters, which is not a thing but God."
This is from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to Jay Laughlin of New Directions Press on January 7, 1950. Here is the full quote:
"I have been running about in the woods quite a bit. It has been raining a lot, but I especially like the woods in the rain. When I get out there I am delivered from the feeling that it is important for me to be anything, and thus I am free to be more happy about the one thing that matters, which is not a thing but God. I am appalled by the structures we build between ourselves and Him — half the time in His honor."
As we walk the Camino or as we walk this pilgrimage of life let us remember these words. Words to meditate on, words to remember what truly is the most important thing… God!
Prayerful Path/Mary Maddox
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