“Growing into deeper love is a life-long journey” is a quote from an article I read this past week regarding how hard it is to really love all, even our enemies. The article is by Fr Ron Rolheiser one of my favorite writers. He always seems to have something to write that gets me thinking.
He compared our journey of growing into deeper love, like a pilgrimage, like a Camino walk. A pilgrimage walk like the Camino is a good comparison when talking about deeper love.
When you walks the Camino, you are abandoning a lot of the “trappings of life” for a more simple life, it is just about walking, thinking, eating and sleeping. It strips us down to the core in some ways and you begin to review your life again. You begin to put perspective into your life a bit more as you consider your relationships in your life. The key and most important aspects of life, our relationships not the stuff in our life.
How loving have I been in my relationships? How will I do things differently when I get back from this walk? What needs to change in me so I can be a better at loving more deeply?
You know life is short. We have limited time and yet we know we are all on this journey to love deeper. Let’s all keep a strong desire and if possible actions to go along with it to love more deeply.
Photograph of the Week
This June has been much more normal June in the mountains compared to last year. Last year at this time I was hiking high up on Mt Rainier on Third Burroughs Mountain which is today covered in snow. This photograph of the week was taken during that hike. The hike to 3rd Burroughs’ mountain located on the East side of Rainier is a very unique hike as the terrain is quite different.
P.S. As many of you know I am a photographer and have been in many of the local Art Festivals. This year I am sticking close to home and will be keeping things simple.I will be down at the Edmond’s Summer Market this year on Saturday, June 25th, July 23rd and August 20th. I hope if your in the area you stop by my booth! Look for Blue Skies Photography!