I celebrated Christmas last week with entirely new intention and understanding. In December, I visited Israel as part of a delegation of Hispanic-American leaders, under the auspices of a private educational organization called The Face of Israel. During our trip, I had the privilege to travel the country and to meet with the Rev. Gabriel Naddaf, a native Arabic-speaking Israeli Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, the city where Jesus Christ began his own ministry.
As Father Naddaf spoke to us, we began to grasp that his presence in the Holy Land is more than a symbolic nod to the origins of Christianity.… Seguir leyendo »