Accept charity, be charitable

People on the hike are generally good-natured. For one thing they are likely to be Catholic and good spirited, but more likely there is a comradery amongst all hikers of the Camino de Santiago. If they want to give you an apple along the way, accept it.


For the most part no one on the hike is trying to be prideful. They are just trying to get from day to day as best as they can. Sometimes you’ll encounter someone who has too much food and will ask you to share their food with them. Or the reverse might happen, someone might see that you look hungry or thirsty and may offer you something to boost your energy. Either way, no one likes to be rejected.

The Camino de Santiago is more about the people you meet along the way and kindness and charity that you experience as a symbol of God with you on the hike. There are enough times in our life when people don’t share or are not kind enough to each other. Since you’re walking and people are generally happy, just continue to spread the happiness by giving charity and accepting it.

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  1. YanTan83 25. Jul, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    I noticed people are more charitable as you’re farther away from Santiago. That could just be my observation.

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