Read It Again – The Western Wall, The Via Dolorosa, and the Garden of Gethsemane The River Walk / July 11, 2022 Share this:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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A dozen years ago a close friend who visited Israel brought back a leaf from the Garden of Gethsemane. I’ve laminated it and it’s been with me in my wallet ever since. I don’t believe in magical hocus pocus but the leaf does keep me very connected and conscious of my Christian obligations.
It is good to have a touchpoint like that. Even the Garden itself is that. Jesus could pray anywhere but he chose to regularly go to that garden to pray. Why? Because it is beautiful, it is peaceful, and it would give him a great view of Jerusalem and the Temple as he prayed for them. Having somewhere to go, or something to see and touch is a great anchorpoint to help focus us and remind us of what we are about.
Yes, you express the concept precisely.
I have a rosary picked up from my trip to Italy to help me focus on my prayers. It really calms me down.