Some people have suggested that I wasn’t able to do what Peace Pilgrim did because she was white and I’m black. They believe that people were less inclined to help me along the way, and that I was in much greater danger of being harmed, especially when going through rural areas.
It’s a very convincing argument, until I remember John Francis:
With God, all things are possible.
Also, people did stop and help me. I was even offered rides, though I turned them down because I felt riding in a car would defeat the whole point. Bringing food would have helped too. Along with water, warm clothing, and possibly a tent. It also would have helped if I’d been in the proper physical and spiritual condition.
As far as I can tell, the color of my skin had nothing to do with me not being able to complete the walk. I simply wasn’t ready.