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We were told today would be hard work – and it was. For some of us it began very early, in the dark, as we walked to the nearest crossing point of the separation wall and witnessed workers passing through the turnstiles on their way to work. It was a quiet beginning to the day, and many of the people (mostly men) gave us a tired smile and said ‘Good morning’. After breakfast we joined people from Embrace’s partner the Joint Advocacy Initiative in the planting of olive trees. People from all over the world worked together under blue skies and hot sunshine, surrounded by

almond blossom in full bloom. We sat together and shared a picnic lunch in the fields. ‘Today the land is happy’ said one of the farmers.

Later we were overwhelmed with facts and figures in a presentation from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – giving the hard realities of life in the occupied territories.

Along the way we visited Shepherd’s Fields and sang some carols in the wonderful acoustics of the church there. Unseasonal but beautiful and moving.

Into the rich red earth

we place the young olive trees.

Will their roots find a way around the rocks

to the water they need to flourish and bear fruit?

Today may each find what they need to flourish –

may each find a way through this day.

Amen

 

 

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For the touch of another’s hand ..
Laudate omnes gentes,
laudate, Dominum.
For the sign of anointing and promise of healing …
Laudate omnes gentes,
laudate, Dominum.
For the wonderful, calming union of body, breath, and mind …
Laudate omnes gentes,
laudate, Dominum.
For the harmony of voices,
Laudate omnes gentes,
laudate, Dominum.

'Those who wish to sing, always find a song' - Swedish proverb. St John's Under 5's, Kidlington, 2008.

‘Those who wish to sing, always find a song’ – Swedish proverb.
St John’s Under 5’s, Kidlington, 2008.

 

 

Prayer prompt: Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. (Psalm 147:1) posted at http://rachelhackenberg.com/blog/