Sun and Sweat
When I thought about walking the Camino, Sun and Sweat did not come to mind. Sure, I knew it would be a physical challenge along with the spiritual challenge. The physical challenge this week cast a shadow on my spirit. It did not help that many of the churches along the way were closed … adding to the spiritual bareness I experienced.
Grace along the Way
Yet, all was not lost. There was Grace along the Way.
Along the Way a row of trees provided a welcome reprieve from the sun. This reminded me that during our spiritual weariness the Holy Spirit provides welcome relief.
I also made a new friend in Reliegos whom I named Kitten. Kitten and his brother were running around. Kitten was brave enough to let me scratch him and then he made himself at home on my lap while I drank a coffee with an American couple. He enjoyed my company until we left.
Another Grace along the Way, especially these past two days, were the sunrises. Now that October has graced us with its presence the sun rises later and later. As a result I was on the Way before the sun was up and as such now I see the beautiful sunrise colours every morning.
An end to Sun, Sweat, and Few Towns
Mansilla de las Mulas was the stop for today. It was a nice little town. I visited the one church and the Museo Etnográfico Provincial de León. Tomorrow I am off to León. And … I’ll take the bus … and spend the whole day walking in León.
This post entry was Originally written October 5, 2017. It has been updated.
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