Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is called ‘Pilgrim Waters’.
Fr La reflects,
In the drain by the Path
the water was babbling along on my left,
making its way to this place of encounter.
I never miss a pause at this spot
where the water from above,
plunging down its own pilgrim pathway,
always has something to say to the passing pilgrim.
Here they meet and they mingle, these waters,
pausing, then diving under the Path
for a final rush out from the culvert and over the stones,
making their way at last to the lough.
And my eye follows the last of their course
as they leave me to ponder
whence I have sprung
and where I am bound.
In the fading light I turn back to my path.