A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Goin' South

My daughter and I will be heading to Valencia de Alcantara, Spain, soon, then heading south towards Badajoz, Sevilla, Tarifa, and hopefully into Morocco.
Yesterday we left Portalegre behind, taking the little travelled road through the mountains to Castelo de Vide-- but instead of a view we got fog and rain. Nevertheless, our twenty kilometer walk, which included our friends-- Nelson Switha for the start, and Kim Willis nearly to the end-- was uplifting. While we carried no packs-- our destination was our home near Castelo de Vide-- we did manage to get a few signatures on our two petitions.
We're holed up in Castelo de Vide today because of the weather, and we'll be setting off again either tomorrow or the next day.
If anyone along our route would like to host us for a night, please contact me on this blog. My daughter and I are both more than willing to do a bit of work in exchange for your hospitality.

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