Lough Derg launches a new series of reflections from along the Pilgrim Path.
Fr La reflects on ‘The Uphill Path’
Here the Pilgrim Path is climbing uphill. Conditions underfoot seem rough.
It does not look very inviting.
It makes me think of the path we all find ourselves on now, here in Ireland, with high levels of concern around the growing rate of Covid infection North and South.
But just out of sight around the bend, the path leaves the forest and levels off. New and unexpected views over Lough Derg open up to the left.
Step by step we emerge from the darkness. The autumn sunlight catches the tops of the trees.
The climb was worth it.