Jesus the Teacher

We spent the day on the hillsides of Galilee in the places that Jesus taught.

The Chapel of the Beatitudes

Jesus feeds 5000 with the gift of a small lunch … taking the insufficient gift and making it more than enough for all

The resurected Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me?”

The big moment of revelation was on a hillside in a cave.

This cave is marked by the remains of an 4th century church as the place where Jesus went away to pray and rest.

As we stood around the cave we too took time and prayed …

God, Thank you for the opportunity to look out on this place and see what Jesus saw with His eyes. Thank you for the chance to see all that Jesus saw. Help us to see others in the same way Jesus looked upon them …

It was that last part …

that caused us each to pause …

and in that moment we were no longer Tourists in the Land …

We had become Pilgrims …
forever changed by the experience.

Tomorrow it is Christmas …

Shopping and a visit in Bethlehem


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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