So day 1 is done. It has been a wet day, but not as bad as it was supposed to be. We were a little damp on the way from Grand Bay to West Saint John, but it was a good walk. In all ten of us walked the whole route and we were joined for part of the way by three others, two of whom were over 90!
The day began with a great celebration at the Church of the Resurrection in Grand Bay-Westfield, it was my privilege to Confirm 10 young people during the service there. It was a very joyous occasion. We also enjoyed congratulating CTV’s Maritimer of the Week, Wes Cosman, a member there and I was able to give thanks for the congregation receiving a national award from the military for their support of Michael Caines in his role as a Chaplain.
I am aching a little now and I do not think I will need much rocking to get me to sleep tonight. We received great hospitality at the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Saint John this evening. It was great to share evening prayer with members of the congregation, led by the Rector.
It is remarkable that when walking one notices things that would otherwise be passed by. I have travelled the old road from Saint John to Grand Bay many times, but had not seen a house with a turret before. It was a reminder to me that to see we have to stop rushing.
What have I learnt today? It was a joy to walk with someone who has recently undergone extensive medical treatment. She has faced a hard road and yet joined us for the whole journey. To walk the walk of Christ is not always easy and at time takes a great degree of determination, yet the Lord is our strength.
We will gather for morning prayer tomorrow at 8.00am at the Church of the Good Shepherd and then be on our way to Lepreau.
I trust that God will give you a good night.