Mont Saint Michel’s Grand Staircase leads to the Abby. My long awaited 1995 trip included pilgrimages from all over France. One over weight woman was on her knees on the rough stone step. I reached out my hand to assist her up; but she waved me off.
I was ten when I put stones in my shoes to walk up and down our staircase to release souls from purgatory. One trip convinced me those people would need to look elsewhere for help. Mark Twain said suffering only makes us selfish and is of no worth. I agree. I think our Creator loves us enough to want us happy.
I think every stone in the Mont contains cast off sins of living people who reached for their higher selves. God bless them.