“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” ~Wilfred Peterson
View of the Sea of Galilee from the Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Beatitudes
The Church of the Beatitudes is located on a small hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee, the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 5:1-12. This hill has been a destination for pilgrims since the 4th century. The church was built between 1936 and 1938 over the ruins of a Byzantine church.
Mass that day was celebrated outside overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It was windy and I couldn't help but wonder if it were windy the day our Lord was teaching.
The Sea of Galilee
Our boat tour of the Sea of Galilee was uneventful but it's beauty is incomparable. You can see from the flags that the wind had not subsided after our visit to The Mount. Just imagine all the fisherman casting their nets hoping for a good catch. Then imagine Peter and Andrew tending their nets when Jesus calls them by name. Then, too, he sees James and his brother John, offered the invitation and they too left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4: 18-24). I have been called by name, I must follow. It's not an easy journey, but trusting in the Master these men followed, so I must follow too.
Thanks be to God!