You don’t choose a life, dad. You live one.
Today we enter onto a brief pilgrimage to NCYC. Earlier this week, I went to watch The Way, Emilio Estevez’s lovely and sweet movie starring his father, Martin Sheen. It is a story of a father looking for answers after he receives news that his son has died on El Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James. He takes up the pilgrimage in order to complete it for his son.
As I had learned earlier, the movie tales the tale of how one often enters a pilgrimage as an individual but completed the journey in community. As an introvert, I find myself challenged by the large group experiences such as WYD and NCYC. I much rather fly solo rather than in formation. As a weary introvert, it is likely to be even more of a challenge.
Most pilgrims on The Way carry a document called the credencial, which is a pass which gives access to inexpensive, sometimes free, overnight accommodation in refugios along the trail.
May the blog serve as credencial over these next days. May our our pilgrims truly live the experience. We’ll post as we can, documenting our travels along the way.