Wit & Wisdom

The Blessings of Walking by Henry David Thoreau
Painting for Pilgrims Crossing Borders
by Brigitte Schraudolph. Click to enlarge.
"So we saunter toward the Holy Land, till one day the sun shall shine more brightly than ever he has done, shall perchance shine into our minds and hearts, and light up our whole lives with a great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in autumn." From Walking by Henry David Thoreau.
Read the first page of 'Walking' and find out more...

To be brother to the other
[---] ‘And it is for this that we are born,
to be brother to the other.
It is for this that we are pilgrims,
not to travel to the shrine of St James of Compostela
or St Michael the Archangel,
but to travel
to the shrine which each person is,
to this temple
in which resides the Kingdom of God.
This is the pilgrimage of the Christian,
of every human being.
This is the pilgrimage
which became more and more obvious
as the days went on for me.’

(from Listen Pilgrim - by Christopher William Jones DLT 1968)


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