Cassino – Jerusalem: Day 53 Ipsala

Departure: Feres (Greece) – 07:23 am
Arrival: Ipsala (Turkey)
Weather: Sunny
Distance of the day: 24,53 Km
Progressive km: 1600.7

Moving Time: 4h 29m
Elevation gain:  171 mt

GOD does not burden a Soul beyond that it can bear. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned.
(Corano 2, 286)

[…] I was walking along a predominantly desolate borderland, an inspiring place to meditate and recross with my mind the experience in the Hellenic land that I already was feeling behind my back. I pondered on how common and equally inconvenient prejudice is, which the original Latin word praejudicium properly denominates. I judged too early, stating several times how the Greek people in general had been less benevolent than others along my pilgrimage, but instead the graces received in the community of Feres had reminded me of how solidarity is a value that cannot simply be drawn on a chart. Love and goodness can dwell just as much and everywhere, as nowhere, and this does not mean that there is an absence of solidarity, because this feeling is often hidden by GOD in the depths of our hearts so that we can appreciate it even more once it resurfaces and crosses our paths. […]


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Gpx Track Day 53

Total distance: 16.39 mi
Max elevation: 213 ft
Min elevation: 17 ft
Total climbing: 716 ft
Total descent: -786 ft
Average speed: 1.56 m/s
Total time: 07:01:34

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