Journey to Jerusalem 2016

In February 2016, seven members of Rock Spring and six other adults spent eleven days "In The Footsteps of Jesus." The immersion into learning, engagement, and understanding was led by a retired Global Ministries missionary and pastor. Our itinerary included time in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee, the West Bank, Nazareth, and other holy sites. Our trip was as much about understanding the "living stones," the people of Palestine and Israel today, as it was about seeing the historic places where Jesus walked. The journey included time at Tent of Nations,

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by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.