On my birthday not long ago, my wife and I went for an afternoon drive, something we rarely have time to do, and came across a Catholic prayer mountain. We decided to go in an walk around. We were the only people there because, as we found out, this location is always open but only crowded during important holidays and other events. As we walked up and down the mountain, loosely following the stations of the cross, we came across and unexpected sighting of Jesus. Seeing Jesus wasn’t unexpected–we were in a mountainside Catholic garden, after all–but seeing him like this actually startled me for a moment. I’ve never seen Jesus like this in all my years in this predominately non-Christian nation.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken..."