These last few days saw us shift from the bustling streets of Jerusalem (the Holy city that witnessed the culmination and fulfillment of our Lord's mission) to the tranquil shore of the Sea of Galilee. This region and its environs are so crucial to Christ's teachings. It was on these very shores that Christ called the first Apostles, where He healed the sick and cast out demons. We have the privilege of staying close to where Christ gave us the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) and today were able to celebrate Mass where Christ performed the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Matthew 14:14-21). We are reminded that Christ is the bread of life that sustains when we receive His precious body and blood in the Eucharist.
Following Mass, we were able to take a peaceful boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and some of us even had St. Peter's fish for lunch. We finished the day with a leisurely bus ride across the Golan Heights.
Jericho Tel Two