Being able to see, to smell, to hear the sounds, to experience the tensions in the Holy Land, makes the scriptures come alive. As a seminarian, I’ve spent two years intensely studying the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament, but the reality is very difficult to capture in a textbook. During the pilgrimage, stories that you’ve been reading since childhood suddenly take on new meaning and fresh views. Now that I’m back, the experience continues to unfold, new growth continues to happen. As I continue to study scripture, to hear scripture in church, and to live a Christian life, I’m now remembering things that may not have made sense while I was standing there, but are now revealing themselves.
Robert Camara – Montreal, Quebec
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