Humble is how I would sum up today. Being able to watch people express their faith is an amazing privilege. The solitude of people silently praying moves me. I showed 3 children around the pilgrimage today, giving their parents time to complete it alone. I was starting to talk about Don Bosco’s dream at 9 when one of the little girls began to tell me the story and finished it.
When I began to talk about Dominic Savio, they again got excited and told me who he was. I asked how they knew and they told me they had read it on the computer yesterday. I was in awe of the dedication their parents had in teaching their children about Don Bosco so that when they came to visit they would have a better understanding of who he was.
I woke up this morning not wanting to get out of bed, even stating “Why? I don’t even like Young People”. Today has showed me what a terrible liar I am, leading a group around the journey was amazing and having the young people challenge me on some of the Salesian ideologies was even better. “How can you be strict and loving at the same time?”