To the group of direct pilgrims, it’s remembered as “The Wall” – a battle of stubbornness between the fearless Aussies who stood bravely to protect our location on the wall to see the arrival of the Pope and the multitudes who were insistent on getting over the wall, despite exclamations of “No! It’s too dangerous”.
I found it very hard to say “No!” to the many people who wished to get over the wall and found myself overwhelmed by the aggression of people as we finally let them over, fearing for our safety.
Later that day we journeyed to the Dom (cathedral).
Along the way there were numerous scriptural quotes set up over the path for us to reflect on before reaching the cathedral and these, together with the events of the day, caused all of us to think about our actions.
There were a lot of thoughts in my mind and my exhaustion was not helping my emotions as we came over the hill to see the massive cathedral.
I was so overwhelmed by its beauty that I let go of everything that was inside me and bawled my eyes out and snivelled my nose throughout the whole visit.
That day has shown me that I am so incredibly small in this enormous world, yet I am still a part of it with the ability of affecting people’s lives both positively and negatively.
I went to Germany looking for myself, but realised along the way that I was never lost in the first place.
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