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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Update from Oued Amlil

Three days out of Fes and I'm passing through Oued Amlil. I hope to be in Taza by tomorrow.
Early Wednesday morning Olivia and I caught the train to Tangier, where I saw her off at the ferry port. She is now in Seville visiting friends. I caught the next train back to Fes, then spent the night in a palacial suite in a Riad, compliments of the owner, Karim. More on generous Karim and his Riad later. With 'a little help from my friends' I set out from Fes on Thursday, and for the past three days I've been walking about 25 to 30 kilometers a day and 'wilderness' camping at night . Quite a few people have stopped their cars to talk with me about the pilgrimage along the way, which is encouiraging. Time to get going again. Inshallah!

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