O God, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel, in particular Tim; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Photo: Tim helps run a youth soccer program that uses the field in a Muslim boys’ school near St. George’s in East Jerusalem. He saw me sticking my nose in the other night and invited me to come take a look. He said he’s about to move to Bakersfield. I told him I knew somebody really amazing from Bakersfield, namely Melissa McCarthy, and gave him my card.