Old City Jerusalem

#37 Lent Pilgrimage, Drowned by Noise

The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him. ~Mark 10:33-34

We pilgrims are walking the Via Dolorosa through the Old City of Jerusalem. We tromp up many steps, passing people who are arguing loudly. I can hardly hear the readings because so many schoolchildren in uniforms and backpacks stream by. We offer prayers for mercy, but they are drowned out by the roar of a diesel engine on a small tractor pulling a cart.

What circumstances have made you feel as if you can’t shout loud enough, as if even God could not hear you?

Prayer: O God, save me and help me.

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Old City Jerusalem


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