Not Far From Bethlehem
Here are some pictures from the recent conference trip to Israel, representing different aspects of the country. One is a picture of a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. The second shows the Med coast from a 12th story hotel window. The third is an illustration of how Globalization has come to the Holy City: you too can dine at the Abu Ali's and Fat Ho restaurant. I wonder what cuisine they serve. The fourth shows a scene on the Gaza border looking out across No-Man's Land toward where the Other waits. Waits possibly for the wrong thing. But maybe the right thing is already there at hand but for our blindness. To most of us, a child is born; and the joys of childhood and parenthood all run together. Let's go out and cherish those who love us all of our natural days.