Friday, November 10, 2017

03255E8E-78D3-41E9-980E-FB41C154A428We started our day in Cana of Galilee and the renewing of our wedding vows. Always an emotional and moving experience. From there we went to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and where I gave my talk “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”.

And authentic Nazarene lunch and then onto the Mount of Transfiguration for Mass and to explore the top of the mountain. Fr. Nathan is short but excellent and dynamic homily you can see/hear here.

Free afternoon for everyone to enjoy this Sea of Galilee and the wonderful accommodations at the Ron Beach Hotel.


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“Life is all about the Journey, not the Destination!” (paraphrase of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.) I saw this sign at the airport recently. Imagine! In an airport of all places!

What stupidity! Grab a passenger arriving at the airport to catch a flight and shout, “Hey, take any flight you want sir, it doesn’t matter; it’s not about your destination, it’s only about the journey – experience of the flight.”

He would tell you you’re nuts.

I don’t know about you, but if life is only about the journey and there is no destination (other than becoming worm food) then this life is ultimately a sadistic, cruel, cosmic joke and I want out!

St. Paul says if Christ is not raised from the dead then neither is there resurrection for us and we, of all men are the most to be pitied (1 Cor 15:19) and if there is no resurrection and life after death – the destination – then we should eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die (1 Cor 15:32).

But I know better. Life is a journey in preparation to arrive at the destination which is all important. The journey is a means to the chosen destination. My destination and goal is heaven and union with God for eternity. There is another destination as well, but I’m preparing for the better of the two.