The Shepherd’s Fields

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An early morning scene through my window at Casa Nova, the Franciscan house of hospitality in Manger Square, Bethlehem — looking towards the Shepherd’s Fields. The place where an Angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds to herald the birth of Jesus. Their message was that Peace on earth was coming through Jesus.
Our visit to the Holy Land saw an absence of peace in so many situations. But we also sat and talked with men and women of all faiths who were committed to establishing peace and justice — my prayer is that God’s spirit will bless and empower those endeavours.
Thank you Gill & Garth Hewitt for leading our Pilgrimage to meet the Living Stones of the Holy Land. Do explore the work of the Amos Trust in their mission to support local peacemakers in their vision of peace and justice for all:

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