Having just returned from the Holy Lands in Israel, I have much to reflect upon. My bible readings have so much more meaning now as I recall some of the places and names mentioned. It’s hard to believe that I walked where Jesus walked and experienced the land in which he lived. Much has changed, but many places still bear the origins of truth. It is a land of paradox; dry yet fertile, hazed but saturated with dots of deep color, silent but with a deafening spirit residing, and vast yet small in terrain: truly a mysterious place on this earth.