Pope Francis spoke about how Jesus told his disciples after his Resurrection to return to Galilee where they first give their lives to him.
“To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light with which God’s grace touched me at the start of the journey."
I look back to a Protestant youth retreat one spring when I was 15. One evening we gathered around the campfire we built up on the mountain. I can still smell the marshmallows melting into the fire. We sang camp songs and church songs. My favorite was the story of Jesus’ life sung to the music of “Danny Boy.” I still can sing most of the words and the haunting chorus, “The Savior, Savior, of the world has come.”
The wooden cross
I wandered near a wooden cross that stood as a sturdy signpost to me on that mountain. The youth minister was talking about committing our lives to Jesus. That was when I gave my almost-grown-up life to Jesus. That was my Galilee moment. That’s the moment that means I ”return to that blazing light with which God’s grace touched me at the start of the journey.”
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