What comes next? I’m trying to keep the best of what we’ve seen and to leave behind the rest, though to not forget it. What does that look like? I’m not sure yet.
We are learning how to love and honor the best in both groups while denouncing and working to end injustice wherever we see it. Sometimes, that injustice to call out might be within in our own hearts.
Something incredible is that, even when people aren’t open to hearing all narratives, the Land won’t allow them to forget these stories entirely. The walls speak where the dominant narratives try to silence them.
We’ve been warned: This trip will be beautiful, difficult, and confusing. Here’s to trying to enter each day without expectations, and instead with a sense of open-handed humility and faith (something that seeks trust rather than certainty).
Why I chose to wait until I got home to start publishing stories of my travels in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
I don’t know what this step of faith will look like yet, but I trust the Lord’s guidance and calling to go here and listen.