I took this photo on Palm Sunday 2008 in Chongqing, China. From 2007 to 2008 I was at foreign expert at Sichuan International Studies University. Having the opportunity to teach in China only increased my respect for Chinese history, tradition and culture and society.
Meditation: As I walked out of a local Catholic church with these two women and the young child, I entered into peaceful conversation. Just as we were about to go our separate ways I asked if I might take their photo? They agreed. As the years have passed I have found great consolation in this photo. It reminds me that our local faith is also a global faith.
May this photo invite and encourage us to be united with peoples of world.
In what way is this taking place for each of us on this Palm Sunday 2022?