I am in the town of Tiberius looking out onto the Sea of Galilee. It’s full of whitecaps and the surf makes quite an impressive sound as it crashes against the pilings along the shore. It’s very windy, so they say that for our boat trip tomorrow we will have to go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee to a more sheltered cove in order to take our planned boat trip.
I had to laugh when I heard that. Here I am leading a pilgrimage called “In the Footsteps of Christ” and we’re avoiding one of the situations where we know he walked.
Our guide, however, has assured me that no boat will take 28 pilgrims out onto the choppy waters of the Sea of Galilee so we can see if the miracle of Christ’s walk on the Sea will be repeated. I suppose they figure if we do that we will encounter Christ in the hereafter rather than on the Sea.
So far this pilgrimage has been an enlightening and moving experience. I thank all of you who provided prayer intentions. It has been a pleasure praying for you here in the places where Jesus walked.
Please continue to join me in prayer so that we are united as our Lord wants us to be: in the union of prayer in the love of Christ.
Love and Peace,
Fr Liam Quinlan