Ah, the sun is breaking through our clouds, the so called marine layer. Nice, let’s dry this place out a little. I am looking at a full and fun day with some work and some play. Camino visitors coming from out of town which is always exciting.
So, Lourdes, it sits in my mind like a door that I am still trying to get through. Or a possibility still not connected to. Or perhaps I am baffled by God and God’s goodness. I know that we are all struggling in our own ways and in our own times. I don’t mean to add to your confusion. What I have to say will be helpful to you hopefully if I can just get it out plainly.
After mulling this situation over and over actually over the last month one thing becomes apparent. That one thing is the importance of peace. Our own very deep inner peace is the sort that I am talking about. Of course that fits into peace at other levels but this is the basic first step so to speak. This is peace of mind or peace of being or peace with God or some such foundational situation that is the first step.
That sort of healing, this connection, is available at Lourdes. It is a thing way deeper and broader and more complex than the simple idea that a malade throws down his crutches and walks away. If anyone goes to Lourdes and is disappointed because they didn’t have this throw down the crutches experience I am sorry. If one felt that they were somehow lacking because they didn’t have enough faith to make that happen I am sorry. And maybe their problem became greater because of carrying this new burden. See that?
We need to be good to ourselves, we are beat up enough. We have faith and we should feel good about that. We don’t need more of a burden. We need something possitive. What is there at Lourdes that is available to everyone? And I think that this peace is there and waiting for us. It may be something way more valuable than simply being cured. Just the world according to Felipe.
Sunny morning loves, Felipe.