I didn’t realize it would be quite so long and I made a wrong turn or two that turned this into a 14 mile run — and through hilly country. But I loved it and gave a few meditations along the way imagining walking along with Jesus.
Abu Ghosh is a site is known for two things: 1) a possible site for the city of Emmaus where Jesus walked with two disciples; and 2) the place where the Ark of the Old Covenant rested for 20 years before David came to fetch it for Jerusalem.
The walk to Emmaus is one of my favorite passages in Scripture and reflects the Mass — Jesus giving them the word and then the Bread. I love to meditate on that passage and imagine what Jesus might have said to them during their long walk.
Secondly, the Ark of the Old Covenant contained the word of God inscribed in stone but in Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant is the Word of God inscribed in flesh. The parallels are phenomenal and I mention a few as I run along the road.
You can see the YouTube short version below — or click here to see the map along with all the pictures and videos I took which are on EveryTrail.com.