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Reflections on our journey with God

Yellow arrows, our guide! May 31, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — karedsol @ 2:52 pm

Today I was thinking about going home. I realized when we arrive there will be no yellow arrows to follow the way any longer. This will be very different since we have come to rely on these arrows, our Brierley book, Camino de Santiago and its fine descriptions of the paths we will follow and the terrrain, elevations and sites t look at along the way. We also depend on God’s grace and our fellow pilgrim´s who go before us. In this way the Camino is easy to follow. The way is well marked except when it alludes us in the dark morning, in distracting large cities and remote areas that do not have many guides.
When we return the guides will change and we will need to pay attention to the rest of the way for our lives. I appreciate the ease of the yellow arrows and shells. It will be challenging to return and still see the way.
We are nearing Santiago now with only two days of walking left. Our legs are tired, our feet ache and the itching of the bites is relentless but we rejoice that we are here with full bellies, a place to rest our heads each night, sunshine again and renewed spirits. The ultimate challenge for me as a one on the enneagram is to verlk theses imperfections and embrace what God has set before, a continual feast for the eyes, ears, mouth and whole being!!
May each of you be richly blessed with the guides that help you along the way for your lives. We are now in Arzua, about 25 miles from Santiago. With God´s grace we will enter the city on Thursday. Muchas gracias to all of you!

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4 Responses to “Yellow arrows, our guide!”

  1. Bill Says:

    Ed and Karen,
    You have been spritual guides for Paula and me. God bless you as you are about to finish your pilgrimage in Spain. Your pilgrimage at home still awaits you.

  2. As I thought about your words I found myself asking why yellow flags. For me it was a sign from God to go slow and enjoy the beauty and the people around me. We have so much to be thankful for and we just keep looking for the green light to keep moving. Thanks for bringing us the reminder to slow down and enjoy the moment.

  3. Ona Bessette Says:

    Ed and Karen,

    Many blessings as you approach Santiago – savor the entrance into the city and the plaza around the Cathedral. My heart is with you as I recall my pilgrimage days. Your sharings spark many memories – the red poppies along the way – the storks on the churches – the cows walking up the path pilgrim want to tavel. The clouds and mists in Galicia are refreshing and the smell of eucaliptus trees is overwhelming and soothing!

    May your hearts listen to the wisdom and grae of God echoing all around you. Buen Camino.
    Ona

  4. Anne Says:

    I have found much spiritual food for thought as I follow your journey.
    I continue to say the pilgrim,s prayer for you each morning.
    I think of the poem Foot Prints, I am sure that God is caring you both, and through you all of us.

    Love and Prayers,
    Anne Snyder


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