I am working away at reading Marjana Soldo’s book on the apparitions at Medjugorje, My Heart Will Triumph. Maybe seven eighths the way through. Just don’t have that much time for reading but it is most interesting. I knew next to nothing about this happening before reading this book. What an amazing journey.
There are a couple of paragraphs from page 319 that we could talk about:
“People think that the existence of suffering disproves the existence of God misunderstand their own existence. If the world were devoid of sorrow, could we recognize joy? If sickness did not exist, would we cherish good health? In many ways a pilgrimage to Medjugorje is a metafor for life. The pilgrim endures the pain of long-distance travel and the exhaustion of climbing the hills, but in the end he realizes that all the suffering opens a doorway to love.”
“I always tell people that come to Medjugorje that a spiritual healing is infinitely more valuable than a physical one. Only one kind of healing leads to eternal life. A man can enter Heaven without an arm or a leg but not with sin in his soul.”
Don’t those things sound familiar? They are 7/8’s the same as caminotalk here at Caminoheads. The pilgrimage as a metafor for life is a biggie around here, right?
Then the importance of healing over curing or as Marjana says it that a spiritual healing is much more important than a physical one. I would say that we are on to the same idea here and it is not that either one of us thought of these ideas on our own. They are more like observations that come with time.
OK, I need to get out and fertilize the corn as it makes its final push. I can look see if there are any ears that are getting close to ripe. Our daughter and her family just rolled into the ranch last night from the East Coast, how perfect is their timing?
The best to you pilgrims out there, love, Felipe.