Monday, July 23, 2012

Three Days

Three Days - the magic number before we leave with our group of thirty-six pilgrims to visit the Holy Land in Israel.  As we go through our final countdown and double check that we have everything ready for departure to experience the Land that Jesus walked - we pause and take time to reflect on what we are about to do. Who are we that we dare think that we are worthy to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord - and yet - that is exactly what we will be doing. Visiting His royal birthplace - the home of His mother - the Fortress where He was questioned - the hill where He was crucified. None of us is worthy - and still - we will walk in His footsteps. Through the country side.- wading in the Jordan River - in the desert where He was tempted - on Calvary where He breathed His last breath.  All this and more is what we will experience.
Walking the Via Dolorosa - Holy Mass daily in special places - time for silence - meditations on the Sea of Galilee - eating the same foods that He would have eaten.  Yes - we will dare to follow in His footsteps. We will dare to imagine what it was like - we will dare to become more like His first disciples.  We will - through the Grace of God - we will!

Deacon Dale 

1 comment:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see the photos. :) Blessings to you.


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