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Walking the Path


I took this picture over a year ago and it is not from the retreat house but from a day drive with my brother and sister-in-law.

Walking the Path is a theme that leads me to try to trace the interior path I am walking. The reflection for this fifth day of retreat was from the Iona Community in Scotland. Since I had the grace of a pilgrimage there a few years ago, I recall the paths around the island and the feeling of holiness - it is a sacred place!

"You keep us waiting.
You the God of all time, want us to wait for the right time in which to discover who we are, where we must go, who will be with us, and what we must do. So thank you...for waiting time.

You keep us looking.
You, the God of all space,
want us to look in the right and wrong places for signs of hope, for people who are hopeless, for visions of a better world that will appear among the disappointments of the world we know. So thank you . . . for the looking time.

You keep us loving.
You, the God whose name is love, want us to be like you -
to love the loveless and the unlovely and the unlovable;
to love without jealousy or design or threat;
and most difficult of all, to love ourselves.
So thank you . . . for the loving time.