Friday, November 29, 2013

Walk in a Relaxed Manner

I am in the midst of reading Joyce Rupp's book by the same title as that of this post for a book group. I am a big fan of Joyce Rupp's prayer and retreat writings and have used them in several contexts.  I can't honestly claim the same enthusiasm for her narrative approach to her Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, the subject of this book.  But I love the title - words of advice offered her by a fellow pilgrim; I am often drawn into pilgrimage language by Ignatius of Loyola, who often described himself as a pilgrim; and I am in need of a metaphor for my next venture: new (to me) Small City Church, newly re-unified life in all dimensions, new long-term commitment. I think that "walk in a relaxed manner" will do well.


  1. Blessings and prayers for you and your people as you begin a new ministry among them. They will soon know how blessed they are to have you as their pastor.

  2. I am so excited for you...know you can't help but be a big gift to them all.

  3. Your congregation-to-be is tremendously lucky. What does it mean to "walk in a relaxed manner"? It sounds like something I should learn to do.

    1. It means slow down, pay attention to what surrounds you, let go of the constant drive toward the next objective.