Daily homily thoughts, 7/25

Today is the feast of St. James. One of the biggest and most important pilgrimages takes place in honor of today’s saint every year, the Camino de Santiago (the way of St James). We pray for the pilgrims. His remains were discovered in Compestella in the ninth century, where he had brought the message of Jesus during his life. A large church was constructed on the site, and that is the ending point of this ancient pilgrimage. We are a people who, like St James and the millions and millions of pilgrims who have made the camino over the years know this: we believe that if we want to grow closer to God and bring his message to the world, we must move our feet….not just our hearts or spirits.