To laugh is to risk appearing a fool
To weep is to risk being called sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken
Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The people who risk nothing may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But they cannot learn, feel, change, grow or really live.
Chained by their servitude they are slaves who have forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is truly free.
These are the final words of the preface to the guide-book Krista and I will be using on the Camino and perhaps my final words on this blog until I write to you from somewhere in Ireland or England (our initial stop overs) and then of course from along The Way in Spain.
May you be abundantly blessed. Please know of my love and prayers. If any of you should still desire to send me your intentions (see previous post), please send them out this week or give them to me in person if I am blessed enough to get to see you before I go.
Let us step out into the unknown following the trustworthy Lamb. May we risk all the treasures of this world for the riches and the glory of the next.
St. James…pray for us. St. Adelina…pray for us. St. Elizabeth…pray for us. Mary Mother of God…pray for us. May all of you, our family and friends…pray for us.
PS. In order to lessen the overflow of distractions from
every day life into the Camino, this will be the
only technology that I will be updating
while over seas. I will check my
email in case of emergency
or exciting news, but will
not be corresponding
via email or fb.