There Is A Hope

by johnandterri

So we made it today to our journey's end, the Cathedral of Santiago Compostela! Like so many pilgrims before us we were filled with joy as we entered the Plaza do Obradoiro in front of the Cathedral. We cried our tears of joy as we hugged and kissed each other over and over. It was complete. We finished the journey of 500 miles! It is over! What joy! What joy! We were “home”!

A wonderful man from Quebec that we met named Ben told us that he thought if everyone could have the “Camino Spirit” there would be no more war. You see the Camino Spirit is strong; it has been around for centuries as people have walked this path since some time in the 10th century! It is a spirit of simple humble love for your fellow man. It is pilgrim helping pilgrim in need. It is someone being there at your lowest point to help you. It is shared journey! That is what we hope to bring back home. We are all pilgrims you see on a journey in this life.

During our walk as we approached Santiago, Terri noticed someone had put the lyrics to the John Lennon song, “Imagine” on some of the walls as we were walking along. I thought well that sure is it! That is the “Camino Spirit”!

“Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.

No greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man.

Imagine all the people sharing the world…

You say I'm a dreamer but I am not the only one,

I hope some day you will join us!

And the world will live as one.”

So remember there is always hope in the goodness of man that carries the “Camino Spirit”. One of my favorite songs these days is called “There Is A Hope”. I end this day's blog with the last lines of the song that filled me today as we hugged each other and cried today.

“Then joy unspeakable will flood my soul, for I am truly home!”