27 April 2011
Having been a pilgrim in the Holy Lands last summer with the Province IV Youth Ministry and Kanuga group, this faithful walk, beginning with Advent and Christmas, has been a new and different journey for me. As warned, I must agree that hearing scripture is forever changed for me, having been to or near the places where the story happened in the first place.
I know what Bethlehem looks and feels and smells like.
I've been to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
I've walked and prayed the Via Dolorosa in a bustling Jerusalem.
I've said my prayers in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
This year my journey through Holy Week had a different power for me. I was slightly distracted by family drama, concerns for health and safety of aging parents, grieving with friends whose parents died. Yet I found myself full of eager, confident, even giddy anticipation of the joy of Easter.
That's me; Church Geek, Sacristy Rat, Jesus Freak, Believer, Evangelist.
Loud and proud Episcopalian.