People who have been to the Holy Land constantly talked about the Scriptures coming alive and the encounter with Jesus and now I understand what they’re talking about. Each place that you go to
has this peace about it. It is completely different to what I imagined. You have this picture in your mind and then you get here and you see the people and you see the spots and you’re at the locations and it’s just been amazing for me. So, I came with really, I guess, clear intentions I thought they’ve changed slightly while I’ve been here. I feel inspired now. I’m so privileged, I feel so very blessed, you know that I’ve had this opportunity.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. When we first got on the boat,
it was all really really calm. You could really feel the presence of our Lord there too. It was like he’d already stilled the water for us to get on and then when we had mass we had Our Lord present with us on the boat, on the Sea of Galilee It’s tangible. You can touch it and feel it and smell it and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
is a great example of that where all your senses are engaged when you walk into that incredibly
organic church. I’ll never forget going into Calvary and touching the rock where the cross was placed in,
in that rock and that’s really hard to put into words
what you feel in a moment like that. I wish I did this 20 years ago. If everyone could have the opportunity to do this it would just change the way we spread the good news. A pilgrimage is definitely the way to go. Highly recommend it to anyone, thinking about it, for sure. A terrific wonderful experience, and they wonder why they’ve never did it before. It was emotional. Each of these places we’ve read about so many times and to be here … it’s a very personal, personal occurrence.