|St. Jean Pied de Port|
As I reflect on this blessing a passage from Isaiah (God's poet) comes to mind, "Come, let us climb the Lord's mountain, to the house of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths...come let us walk in the light of the Lord." It is just this sense of climbing God's holy mountain to learn his ways, and discover his paths that fuels our pilgrim journey. We are urged forward, warmly cloaked with a comforting sense of peace and purpose, ready for the road ahead that now is leading us back to France where this all began (or did it).