o come, o come, emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, Who orderest all things mightily; To us the path of knowledge show, And teach us in her ways…

the righteous cry

The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them and delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and will save those whose spirits are crushed. (Ps 34) This post must be short tonight. We are back in Jerusalem now, but tomorrow, we will mark the start of Advent by going…

god, where are you?

This will just be a short post tonight because I am in Bethlehem without my computer. But I want to tell you this story. We met a Palestinian farmer today on the outskirts of Bethlehem. After days of torrential rain, the sun was shining, so we sat on his porch, shaded by grapevines, drinking coffee…

this is my land

Today is a rest day, though we spent the morning with B'Tselem and had Communion and lunch at Sabeel. I think I am still trying to process all we heard and saw yesterday, and I am feeling really quite tired and overwhelmed, so I will just leave you to watch this video taken by one…