Life is not about the destination but the journey, is a saying that is not uncommon to many. For those who can reflect on the ebb and flow of life, on success and challenges and grow in faith and love, I believe are the people referred to in John 10:10, being able to live life to the full.
The inspiration of John Wakely, the Camino MN: Cathedral to Cathedral, had its inaugural pilgrim group set off in June of 2018. Leading the group were: John Wakely, his brother Richard, who over many months prior, walked and mapped the intended intervals for the Camino.
How do we live life to the full? Or as Socrates or Aristotle state from a philosopher’s lens, reach eudaimonia? The ancient philosophers agreed that happiness may bring about eudaimonia if life is led with the inclusion of the virtues. This sort of happiness is not intermediate but one that strives for flourishment, and ultimately assists life to be lived to the full.
2020 has been a year of learning, COVID-19 has taught us many lessons about the importance of relationships, the dignity of the human person and how we can work together to build the kingdom of God. The teachings in Matthew’s Gospel have equipped us on our 2020 journey.