OK, I have to admit it. Up to this morning, I didn’t know we had an National Trails Day. Well, on my early morning sweep of the on-line news, I found that the first Saturday in June is, you guessed it, National Trails Day. You can learn more by visiting the American Hiking Society’s website. So, now I’m sure you are wondering if I knew about the American Hiking Society. Nope. Where have I been!
Anyway, a subtheme of Making All Things New is that we all need to get out and walk, not only for exercise, but also to look for God. As St. Ignatius said, we can “find God in all things,” and friends, that includes nature. So, on this first Saturday in June, I hope you’ll throw on your walking/hiking shoes, and get out on some trail near you. After visiting my local Farmer’s Market, I’m going to surprise my dog Smokey with a hike at the Nature Center a few miles from where we live. He likes that trail, and its been awhile since we’ve walked it. My only hope is that every other dog owner in Carroll County doesn’t know about National Trails Day 🙂
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