I’ve been writing up a storm lately, and I really need to pack for my Camino, but I couldn’t resist a quick toast all the moms out there. For they have the most important job there is. Cheers to all the moms!
In service today, Father Dan said something along these lines, “God is the father. . . Wait, scratch that, God is the mother. How many times do we hear ‘God is father’ in the gospel, but really, God is not a specific gender. What’s more, God’s love is unconditional, like a mother’s love for her child.” Amen.
Fr. Dan also quoted a recent comic from The New Yorker. “The prodigal son returns to do his laundry.”
The crowded church burst out in laughter! This is one of the reasons why I love my parish. Another is that I just got a blessing from Father Dan for a safe journey. I wore my pilgrim shells and my Camino dress (quick-drying!) I held my Fátima rosary, and in my pocket were three small crystals. I figure whatever is on me will be blessed too. What can I say, I love the rituals!
I was happy to see my fellow confirmation graduates, Ellie and Andrew, as well as Ann, the RCIA director. During our confirmation, we didn’t get to take a group photo, so we did today!
Cathy and David’s Camino #3
If you haven’t noticed on Facebook Camino groups or this blog, Santa Cruz friends Cathy Seitchik Diaz and David Stewart are on their third Camino. Cathy takes detailed notes and photos and absolutely LOVES helping pilgrims. She posts on Facebook, but she doesn’t have a public forum to share, so I have added them to the Route Reports section under Camino Francés. The reports will include Cathy’s practical tips, route details, albergue/hotels, David’s observations, and many highlights of the Camino Francés. Follow them in (almost) real time at Camino Francés 2017 Part 3.
Here is Cathy at Cruz de Ferro.
Buen Camino everyone! I’ll be there soon.