Yardenit Baptismal Site - And Sea of Galilee
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â€śYardenit is a popular Baptism site. Here, the water flows into the Jordan river, eventually flowing into the Dead Sea located more than 100KM to the south. This site is believed by some traditions to be the actual site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 13 : Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by Johnâ€™).â€ť - Anonymous web author on religious site.
I felt moved, spiritually, standing at Jesusâ€™ baptismal site, submerging my feet in it as fish fluttered about -,and, later, swimming in the Sea of Galilee. The same sea, on which, according the New Testament, Jesus walked.
Now, that said, the Sea of Galilee is not perfect. Like many other places on earth that humans have the privilege to experience-but not the appreciation to preserve-it has pollution. As I was overcome with the passion of Christ, my girlfriend reached down into the water, and pulled from beneath her feet a chocolate bar wrapper. â€śLook what I found in your holy water!,â€ť she mocked, in her best South Park voice, the way we used to joke in HS. We both laughed hysterically. And then I splashed her harder than Iâ€™d ever splashed anyone before.