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Day 11 in Israel: Just "Be"

The Sea of Galilee

"As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, 'Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.' Then they left their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him." (Mark 5:16-20)

If you ever wondered where this scene took place, gaze upon the shores of the Sea of Galilee and now you know!

Spiritual Disciplines

Today concluded our teaching on spiritual disciplines and it has been a gift to be a recipient of this wisdom. I have discovered I worship some pagan gods in the name of doing good and that I need to cultivate some new habits to find the joy that has been missing from my life for a long time. 

Our final teaching on spiritual disciplines encouraged us to find our rhythm. Some of the mantras that were conveyed by the individuals in the group included: 

Be Present. Be Still. Be Transformed. Be Alive. Be Joyful. 

I didn't have a mantra but I will have plenty of time to think tomorrow as we walk another 10 miles to Capernaum which is after the point the sea turns to the right in the picture above. 

Maybe mine should just be "Be." 

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