I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Time Stands Still (Thursday, 6/26)

Thursday, 6/26/14

Last night after dinner, many of us journeyed to the Old City, where we weaved through the narrow (though not so crowded at night!) streets. Eventually, we came to the Western Wall (a.k.a. the “Wailing Wall”), where we put in prayer intentions that we had scribbled on scraps of paper, and we prayed. The sides were divided – men to the left, women to the right.

It was beautiful to be there at night – probably a lot less crowded and hot than during the day. Many prayers have been answered at the Wailing Wall…

Today we will go to the Jordan River, Masada, and the Dead Sea – let’s see if we float!

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At breakfast, Marisa pointed out that Bede said it was neat how we visited the site of Jesus’ birth (ultimate sign of love) and the Holocaust Museum (ultimate sign of hate) on the same day. Wow, what an insight!

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The world marches on…yet
Time seems to stand still for us:
Here in Israel
Walking in the footsteps of holy prophets,
Men and women, and of Jesus,
We are home.

P.S. - I went back and added some pictures to the previous blog posts. There are a TON of pictures I haven't yet included, but I'll work on putting those on an online photo album soon.

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