Most of the folks that walk the Camino stay the night in the many Albergues that are located all along the trail. The Albergues are like hostels and often there is very limited personal space and very tightly spaced sleeping accommodations. It was definitely a unique experience and required one to have great patience with each other. The “Alberque experience” really pushed you to make room for others, that is for sure!
St. John Chrysostom says that to be patient is “to have a wide and big soul”. When we are patient people we make room for others. We give people space to learn, fail and develop. We give others space to mature at their own rate.
It is not easy to be patient. I know when I am not being patient with others, it is often because I have no room left as I am consumed by the “tyranny of my own agenda”. I have no room left over for anyone else.
So slowing down and making room is a good thing. I know I am in need of keeping this in mind everyday!
Photograph of the Week
I chose another photo of a wildflower again but I have them on my mind these days as the wildflowers are really blooming right now!
The Phlox flowers are amazing how they grow right in the most amazing and beautiful spots. They make for interesting compositions!