Yes. Yes. Yes. Day two of the pilgrimage could be captured in a word: Yes. The yes of Mary. The yes of our Baptismal and the yes of Marriage vows. We began where it all began - at the Annunciation in Mary's house in Nazareth. Mary said yes and the word was made flesh. The plaque marking the spot reminded us it happened right here: The word was made flesh HERE. Nowhere else in the world.
The second yes today was a renewal of marriage vows at Cana where all the married pilgrims said yes again to their beloved spouses. For one couple it was their actual 20th wedding anniversary. What a way to celebrate!
The third yes was a renewal of baptismal promises. Using water from the Jordan River, Bishop Zubik sprinkled the pilgrims after we said yes to learn Jesus, to love Jesus and to live Jesus.
Today we will meditate on Peter's answer to Jesus who asked him three times "Do you love me?" Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes. Yes. Was Peter's reply.
Stay tuned for photos of our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Mt of Beattitudes, Peter's Primacy and Mary Magdalene's home town!
Group shot in Cana