Thrughout my life, I have sought God. Raised Catholic, I have explored many faiths. Over five decades God has not revealed himself to me. However, I continue to identify with the loving aspects of faith. I have sought to find God in every person I meet. Matthew records these words of Jesus at the Final Judgement. "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink.....as you did to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. It is a principle I have tried to live by.
Today I pedaled next to the border fence. Helicopters, planes, and patrol cars passed continuously. A long barrier to keep out the poor, hungry, and thirsty. Maybe the economics and politics demand such a barrier, but woe to us Americans at the Final Judgement.
As I dropped out of the mountains and into the desert, I powered the 60 miles. The snow retreated and spring flowers dotted the landscape. Then the desert also seemed to disappear as irrigated fields filled with crops replaced the desertscape. As I relaxed at my hotel sipping some Shiraz and posting this blog, 2 other cross country cyclists pulled in, Kirk and Dave. Yesterday we shared a meal and a mineral soak. Tomorrow begins the real desert with 90 miles of pedaling to Blythe. We will see if today's strength was falsely felt.