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Slowing down on the steps of life

By Rob Furlong
On a recent trip to Israel, Karen and I were taken to the “Southern Steps” in the Old City of Jerusalem.
In the days of Jesus, these steps were the means by which pilgrims ascended to the Mount on which the Temple stood in order to worship and bring their offerings to God.
Just prior to the Steps, pilgrims would purify themselves for worship by bathing in a mikveh filled with water.
Upon arrival at the Steps, pilgrims would often meet with family and friends, sit, chat and spend some time together.
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