Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Whispers of a Conversation

Rochegude: chapel dedicated to St James

"You can be a traveller on your own, but not, I think, a pilgrim.
Pilgrimage connects you to something bigger than yourself.
Pilgrimage connects you to longings that come from deep places
and that cannot easily be explained.

Even the solitary pilgrim is on a shared quest,
overhearing some whispers of a conversation
that has been going on for years.

interior of chapel, Rochegude
Pilgrims don’t always have a clear idea
of what they’re doing or why they’re doing it,
but they keep going,
exchanging nods on the way."
~from Jim Forest’s The Road to Emmaus
found on Andy's PilgrimPace Blog

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