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Come and See!
A visit to the land of the Bible is a return to the origins, to the roots that continue to ground us in history and nourish us spiritually. It is more than a return to the spiritual homeland; it is truly a return home. Because of this, such a rich experience strengthens our most profound identity. Yet, such a visit is also a pilgrimage, a going forth on a journey of faith, in faith and for faith, so that with new vigor faith can produce abundant and lasting fruit. Because of this, such a dynamic experience empowers us for mission.
Pilgrimage in Scripture
The theme of pilgrimage is found throughout the pages of Scripture. Among the most well-known stories of journey are Abraham and Sarah's migration to Canaan, the Hebrews' desert wanderings on their way to the Promised Land, the holy family's yearly pilgrimages to Jerusalem, Jesus' itinerant ministry throughout the Galilee and his momentous journey to the holy city. Many psalms of the Bible attest to the burning desire to visit the holy places, and express the delight of being there: "I rejoiced when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. And now our feet are standing within your gates, o Jerusalem!" (Psalm 122); "If I forget you Jerusalem, may I forget my right