First of all, it is such a humbling privilege to be here with the church of Syria and Lebanon, learning from them about being the church in the midst of a crisis. Every moment we spend with these faithful brothers and sisters is a gift. There was a cost to come and spend these rich moments with them, but the cost they bear to travel difficult roads and cross formerly open borders is greater. So it is our joy to sit and listen to their stories of faith, even on a day that begins in the sunny morning and ends when that same sun has set for the evening. This will be long this evening, but stay with it until the end.
Source: In the Boat with Jesus