Walk in a Relaxed Manner is the title of a book by Joyce Rupp, a popular spiritual writer. It is a wonderful way of preparing for the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. There are plenty of practical guidebooks about towns and food and accommodations, but her book provides spiritual preparation for the pilgrimage.

Think of the interior pilgrimage as of at least as much significance as the outer journey. Probably more significant, since its lessons last a lifetime!

I journeyed on that ancient pilgrimage route in Northwestern Spain during a sabbatical in 2009. I like the title of Rupp’s book. It’s primarily about the physical and spiritual journey of the Camino. But it is also a good way to journey through life itself. It makes sense whether preparing for the Camino or for our daily lives.

Praise the Lord

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