Saturday, January 13, 2018

I Looked Over Jordan....

For my 60th year I wanted to take a pilgrimage to the Holyland.  Things didn't work out and then they really didn't work out and I despaired that I would ever make that pilgrimage.  But, last year when I was choosing parishes, one had a Holyland Pilgrimage advertised. There were a lot of other great things about that parish, but I took the Holyland trip as a sign and became a member of that parish. I signed up for the trip.

And the day is fast arriving.  This past year on top of moving and all of that, I have been preparing to go to the other side of the world and see where Jesus was from.  I get tearful to feel how blessed I am to make this trip.  I am going to Israel and Jordan. I will walk the roads and breathe the air and see the sights.  I will pray.

I look forward to all of it. Someone asked me what I most wanted to see.  I felt I should say Bethlehem or Mount of Olives or something, but I really want to see Capernaum where St Peter's house is thought to be on the Sea of Galilee.  And all of the rest, I want to see all of the rest.  It should be fabulous. I weep that I have this opportunity.  I weep at this blessing.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh, Mary! What a blessing!! I will be praying for you... please post some pictures from over there when you return. Many, many prayers and blessings to you as you walk where He walked, served, loved, and died. May God be with you!!