I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say that I am forever changed by what I saw and heard, a fact that is in and of itself amazing as I didn’t really want to go. (Might as well just put the truth out there from the beginning.)
I have been reflecting on that trip in the weeks since, and decided to put some of those thoughts here on the blog to share with those of you who are interested. Some of you followed my journey on facebook where I posted pictures every day, trying to capture the highlights as I then perceived them, and you might see some repeat photos here, although with 746 options, that shouldn’t be a big problem.
As with all other experiences, we do not see things as they are, we see things as WE are, so I recognize that I saw very little of what is actually happening there, and understood even less than I saw.
That is my disclaimer as to the accuracy of the minutiae of the facts, locations, and details in the posts that follow. (I should probably add this header to the top of each up-coming “Israel Trip Reflections” post.)
Some of you may have heard/read bits and pieces of these stories elsewhere, and to you I say, “skim…or skip altogether” until you bump into new material. And so I begin. At the beginning.