Blessed is the pilgrim who walks humbly,
For she shall be lifted up.

Blessed is the one who tolerates difference,
For he shall enjoy the beauty of diversity.
Blessed is the one who consoles her companion,
For her spirit shall find grace.

Blessed is the pilgrim who shares the struggler’s load,
For his burdens shall seem light.

Blessed is the one who is kind to the unpleasant, 
For she shall be loved.
Blessed is the one who leaves nature undisturbed,
For he shall please the Creator.

Blessed is the pilgrim who slows down for the laggard,
For she shall never be late.

Blessed is the one who sees beyond disappointment, 
For he shall be fulfilled.
Blessed is the one who shares food with a stranger,
For she shall not want.

Blessed is the pilgrim who is open to serendipity,
For he shall be pleasantly surprised.

Blessed is the one who does not judge others,
For she shall know justice.
Blessed is the one who takes time to reflect,
For he shall come to understand.

Blessed is the pilgrim who respects the sacred space,
For she shall hear the voice of God.


Chris Clark, November 1, 2020

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