Welcome to another “B” team posting, this time from Ronaldo, the Bureau Chief in Spain. Like the other Bureau Chiefs, I don’t know what my responsibilities include, but I’ll just use the Camino model and put one word in front of another until we get there and then celebrate.
I see the Camino as a life model compressed into weeks instead of decades. Like many, the movie The Way got me into this. Then I met Annie in Six Ways to Santiago. Then I met Phil via Phil’s Camino. Movies delivered a vital base for my Camino experience.
I started in St Jean in September, 2016 and fell in love with hundreds of pilgrims and Spain, Astorga in particular, as a place to live. My Ann met me in Santiago and also felt good about Spain.
I took Ann to see Astorga after walking from Porto in March of 2018 and she loved it too. So we are now living the good life learning the culture and language of Spain.
What seeds can I plant in your garden today that you might harvest blessings from in the coming days, and hopefully share part of the harvest with others?
Let’s dive in deep and bury the thought “Fear Not” in a shallow depression in your richest soil. Many of our friends said we were ‘courageous’ or ‘brave’ for moving to Spain. I disagree. Fear is the sharpest tool in the enemy’s kit and there is lots of it around.
Nothing new, the bible contains the phrase ‘fear not’ some 80 times I am told. Must have been an issue early on as well. I’ll let you find a few of those verses and read them to nourish your seedling and hope that your fearless life is fruitful, that love abounds and that you come visit us to tell us your story. I have not yet met a stranger, fear not.
Thank you all Caminoheads, Rebecca and Filipe for making me feel part of the family. We WILL be at The Veranda next August, fear not.