The Church of the Nativity

Lent Pilgrimage, Picturing Jesus

Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. ?~John 2:11

The church in Riene is just down the road from Cana. The worship service on a Sunday morning feels familiar: a small but fervent congregation with a good mix of ages inside a brick building. It feels a lot like my Presbyterian church back in Maryland. Up front is a stained-glass window of the Holy Family. I notice that the child Jesus is blond-haired and blue-eyed. Rather puzzling to find this, here in Palestine where hair and eyes are dark-colored.

How do you picture Jesus?

Prayer: Lord, may I see your face and not a reflection of my own.

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The Church of the Nativity

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