May 5, 2022
While Rev Jennie is getting ready to start walking the Camino De Santiago, she took a moment to share a little update with us. First, she wanted to lift up prayers of gratitude for her daughter Rachel and friend Stephany. Jennie’s wallet was stolen while they were in Paris, which meant that she was left with no cash or credit cards. Stephany has been covering her expenses while she waits for replacements to arrive, while Rachel has been making the zillion phone calls stateside to try to get all of this straightened out.
Also, Jennie sends along this meditation on the statue of Notre Dame in Le Puy, France, where her Camino journey begins (the photo is looking out from behind her crown):
“This lovely lady was made from the metal of 213 Russian cannons captured by the French in the Crimean War in the 19th century. At a time when war is again being waged, this is a beautiful reminder that the Bible calls us to beat our swords into plowshares.”