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Its Not The End Of The World
EVERYBODY DOING ALL RIGHTTONIGHTé ME TOO, I GOT TO SAY I'MFEELING LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS. I'M UP TO FOUR AND A THUMB. BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY HADA ROUGH DAYé THOSE FOLKS OVER AT EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP. THEY'RE A CHURCH GROUP INPENNSYLVANIA THAT PREDICTS
THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOTAS THEIR NAME WOULD SUGGEST A BOOK CLUB THAT READS THEBIBLE ONLY ON KINDLE. THESE FOLKS GOT FAMOUS A FEWYEARS BACK FOR PREDICTING THAT JUDGEMENT DAY WOULDFALL ON MAY 21st, 201 YOU PROBABLY SAW THOSE SAVE THEDATE BILLBOARDS. I RSVPED IMMEDIATELY ANDREQUESTED THE VEGETARIAN OPTION AT THE APOCALYPSE. WELL, IT TUSHES OUT THEIRMATH WAS A LITTLE OFF.
I THINK THEY FORGOT TO CARRYONE OF THE HEARSTMEN. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER LOOKAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION RECENTLY, CRUNCHED THENUMBERS THROUGH THEIR JESUS CALL COUP LATER ANDDISCOVERED THAT IN FACT THE PLANET WAS SUPPOSED TO BEPERMANENTLY DESTROYED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 7th. AND SPOILER ALERT,(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY, I HAVE SOME SYMPATHY
FOR THOSE GUYS. I'M SURE THEY FEEL TERRIBLETODAY. PROBABLY FOR A LOT OFREASONS. CUZ YOU KNOW THAT ONE THINGYOU SAID YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IF THE WORLDWAS GOING TO COME TO AN ENDé THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LASTNIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD ATWORK TODAY. HEY, BRENDA.
SO I'M SENDING THE FOLKS ATEBIBLE FELLOWSHIP THIS SYMPATHY CARD. IT SAYS MY DEEPESTCONDOLENCES FOR EVERYTHING STILL EXISTING. BUT YOU DID BELIEVE EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP YOU CAN'T BE TOO SURPRISED. THOUGH THEIR PAMPHLET SAYSTHAT OCTOBER 7th, 2015 WILL BE THE END.
WORLD, THEY HEDGE THEIR BETBY ADDING THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD. STRONG LIKELY HOOD T MIGHTHAPPEN. BUT IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS NOTLIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.
To the End of the World A Camino de Santiago story
To the End of the World SaintJeanPieddePort is a small town in southwest France, sitting in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. It would be totally unknown if it weren't for the fact that it's the traditional starting point for the Camino de Santiago, a 540mile historic pilgrimage across northern Spain.
That's why I ended up there, anyway. Okay, so I just got the pilgrims' credencial. It's a passport that you use on the Camino. Normally, my brother and I meet every year for a backpacking adventure. Hank: We've made it to the top of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on January 1st! But he couldn't do it this year because he got married
and needed his vacation time for his honeymoon. So, sad that I'd be walking alone, I decided to head out on the Camino de Santiago by myself with a plan to walk all the way across Spain to a lighthouse on the ocean. This is the door to Spain and the Napoleon Route. So, onto the Pyrenees! People come from all over the world to walk the Camino
and a lot of them want their Caminos to be inward, spiritual journeys as well as physical ones. (Brock Currie) I'm doing the Camino because the Camino is happening from here to here. And, walking the Camino with so many other international representatives of the world gives me a great deal of hope. And I find myself marveling at the beauty of the common spirit.
I'm not exactly sure why I'm doing the Camino de Santiago. Really, the main reason is just for the adventure. So, I'm not sure if I really believe in the transformative aspect of it. On the first day, I took the Napoleon Route, a notoriously difficult, 25kilometer climb over the Pyrenees. It is pretty tiring. It's straight uphill the whole way. If it anyone tells you the Camino de Santiago is easy, it is not.
It's quite a view up here though. And it wasn't long before my fears of being lonely disappeared. These guys are hiking with me. This is Katie, Mosta, and Grant Ashley. And, we are halfway to Pamplona! But, by day three, I realized that, maybe, sitting in an office for six months wasn't the best way to train for this trip.