We had a free afternoon, and several of us set out for a Jerusalem adventure with a first stop at a shop that sells the goods of Palestinian women with proceeds being returned to the artisans. Next a walk by the old city gates and then into a modern day mall--Mamilla Mall which had a fascinating exhibit of sculptures mixed along the storefronts. It was an interesting contrast in Jerusalem life to see this upscale mall with the old city only a few feet away. Both have shops on both sides of the pathway and yet the interaction with people feels centuries apart.
One of our group leaves tomorrow, so there was an early reception in the Dean's home for us with an early graduation. We have formed a unique learning community and parting is bittersweet. We've questioned and wondered and struggled and rejoiced together on this Abraham journey. May we each take it home and make something of our precious time together.