Holy Land 2023 (Penny)

Jerusalem behind the altar of the teardrop church, on the Mount of Olives*

Jesus Wept – John 11:35

In the morning we dipped into the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John and in the afternoon we experienced the City of Light for the first time on our pilgrimage.

On the bus ride into town our guide, a Palestinian Christian, walked us through thousands of years of her homeland’s history. After dinner we heard from Dawod Nassar of the Tent of Nations, a family farm dedicated to bridging, located near Bethlehem.

The situation here is, in a word, complicated.

I am humbled to write more, to write at all.

I am utterly grateful to be here now.

I returned to my room and wept.

*Photo by Deborah Person

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