Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, by James Portelli

Following on the first piece in this series, “Life Is a Journey: Siezehheim to Santiago,” in this piece I will be writing about some of my resolutions, starting with “Loving my Neighbor.”

After my first day of meetings at the office in Salzburg, I went back to the guesthouse, changed into my walking gear, and headed out to Maria Plain. The receptionist at the guesthouse expressed some doubt as to whether I would make it to Maria Plain on foot.

Long story short, I set out at around 5:00 p.m., and by 6:30 p.m. I had walked from Siezenheim, through Salzburg, and uphill to the historic church of Maria Plain. Continue reading