I subscribe to other blogs and two recent posts caught my attention. Both had stunning pictures and described walking in a kind of spiritual wonder and beauty. I appreciate each photo and written reflection. They described paths I yearn to follow.
The first is from Jacob Schriftman.
I love to walk beside the ocean. One of my most memorable runs was along Seven Mile beach in c, Jamaica.
The second photograph is from Sister Pat Farrell, OP, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael.
I also love to hike forest paths. I am looking forward to a hike this summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Yet today, on the first day of spring, my morning run in St. Paul, Minnesota, was on snow and ice. I felt somewhat deprived. I grumbled and complained as I ran. This is not path I would have preferred. Then I watched a video on the beauty of trail running even in snow. (It is only two minutes in length, yet inspirational.)
Show me your ways, oh Lord, teach me your paths. Whether snow-covered or not, teach me to walk, run, and dance with you though all circumstances and situations.