This is a difficult place to leave!

 

Our “cabanas” on the lake shore

 

Another view of our miserable living conditions

 

The sun sets above Mount Arbel and over the Wadi al-Hammam, the ancient walking route — which Jesus would certainly have walked — between Nazareth, in the highlands, and Capernaum, Bethsaida, Migdal, and the Sea of Galilee

 

We — this “Cruise Lady” group of forty-nine — have spent the past three nights at Kibbutz Ein Gev, on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.  I’ve stayed here before — as a student in 1978, and as a teacher with his family and students in 1993 — but I’ve mostly stayed on the western shore, over in or by the small city of TIberias, where Moses Maimonides is buried, or near the small town of Migdal, from which Mary Magdalene came.

 

But this is incomparably nicer.  We’re right on the lake shore.  This is the place of which generations of BYU students have sung the stirring hymn “I Swam Today Where Jesus Walked.”

 

All good things must end, though, and we’re off to a traditional site of John’s baptism, to Masada, and to Qumran.  But tonight we’re in Jerusalem!

 

Posted from Kibbutz Ein Gev, on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee

 

 

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