DAY 33 THE PRESIPICE

Tonight I am in Sarria. This is the beginning of the last stage of the Camino. In order to receive a Compostela a Pilgrim must declare at the Santiago Pilgrim’s office three things…

1. The Pilgrim walked the last 100 km.

2. The Pilgrim carried all of his/her belongings.

3. The Pilgrim is walking the Camino for spiritual reasons.

I never wanted to make this walk about the Compostela and yet it is looming large in my mind. Even though I’ve taken three days off of the Camino and taken a cab at the end of two other days I have walked nearly all on the Camino.

Now is the final push into Santiago. I feel some of the same fear I felt leaving St. Jean Pied de Port. But there’s no time to dwell on fear. The first steps have been taken. All I need to do is continue on.

Buen Camino

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

4 thoughts on “DAY 33 THE PRESIPICE

  1. So proud of you Michelle
    Thank you for your continued posts
    I feel like I’ve gotten a glimpse of your journey
    Blessings as you go your last miles ( or kms)

  2. What a spiritual experience and formation that the pilgrimage has been!

    As I read this blog entry on 12 Oct and prayed with you long after you have begun and completed your final 100 miles, I began to sing:

    Just a closer walk with Thee
    Grant it, Jesus, is my plea
    Daily walking close to Thee
    Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

    What a testimony of requirements in/for spiritual formation to face, embrace and wrestle with demons, such as fears!

    Praise God and thank YOU for being so bravely honest about your feelings, emotions and spiritual state throughout this walk!

    Michelle, YOU are my mentor and heroine in so many different ways!

    1. And here I thought I was just spouting off 😊. You have had trials too my friend and. One through them splendidly.

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