Sunday, April 21, 2013

Silent Sermon Sunday

Solomon's Wall
by:
Jean-Leon Gerome

For this one Sunday, I'm breaking with the "Silent Sermon" part.  Because I want to let you know that in a few days, My Lion and I will be departing for Jerusalem.  I will have lots to share with you when I return here.

Israel, I admit, has never been on my list of world places I've longed to see.  But, it is at the very top of Michael's short list of places he's always wanted to visit.  I am beyond thrilled for him to have this wish answered.  I know I will be more than delighted by all the history and sights I will encounter over the eight days.

How can one not be fascinated to stand in a part of our world that has such ancient energy and humanity?

So, to that end, I make you an offer.  If you have a special intention, or you have a special prayer that you would like me to include at my time standing at The Wall, please let me know.

I promise you that it will be included in the small paper I leave in a crack of The Wall....it will join the millions of prayers that have now become part of that sacred place.  Carrying it for you will be an honor.

The ancient cry of the Jews is always the hopeful, "Next year in Jerusalem!"  Somehow, I feel especially fortunate to live in a world that means world travel is so easy to actualize.  Somehow, I know I am especially  blessed to be able to say, "This year in Jerusalem!"  And, I am especially blessed to have wonderful people like you, with whom to share this Mitzvah.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly

7 comments:

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Wishing you and your lion safe travels. Thank you for the offer to take an intention to the wall. I will send you a PM via FB with mine.

Namaste

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have a wonderful trip! I know you will see many extraordinary things. Just FYI, your husband will be able to pray at the Wailing Wall but women are not permitted to. One of the rules of orthodox Judaism, I believe.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Holly, I'm so excited for you and Michael. You have such a wonderful experience in store. And The Wall-- Sigh.

THANK YOU for your generous offer of prayer. Please ask for wellness and courage for my friend Bill. And please say a prayer for me to YOU my dear friend.

We'll make plans to "meet in the middle" when you return.

Safe travels. Love you. xo jj

Holly said...

Debra, actually there is a section of the wall specifically for women. All peoples are welcome to the wall to make silent prayers; what they cannot do, unless Jewish, is pray out loud. J.J. your prayer for Bill has been included!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad you can pray there after all! Thanks for the clarification.

Joanna Jenkins said...

In case you're checking in while you're away-- I'm thinking of you and hoping you're having a great time. xo jj

Robyn said...

Hi Holly x
Long time no see.
Happy travels and I hope to catch up when you return
best wishes
Robyn

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