On a warm sunny March morning, 50 women headed towards Jericho, the lowest permanently inhabited city on Earth, for a one day retreat for Lent, organized by Sabeel. Reflections from Matt. 3 and 4:1-11′ were led by Cedar Duaybis
Reflections concentrated on the prophecy of John the Baptist and its meaning for today, and the three temptations of Christ on the Mt. Of Temptation, within sight of the meeting place. A lively discussion took place afterwards.
Sawsan Bitar, then gave a brief background about International Women’s Day, which falls on the 8th of March, after which the women shared a Lenten lunch in the open air.
After lunch, the women split into five groups to discuss four questions about the meaning of Lent.