As I drove back toward Jerusalem, a sign near a Dead Sea restaurant stop said plenty: Go in Peace.
A thought crossed my mind, however. A sign millions continue to look for calls for another message. It could carry an invitation: Come in Peace.
In anticipation of a three-way handshake which could inaugurate a journey of forgiveness, reconciliation and mutual trust, here are a few photographs from the region of three Big Religions. The images speak their own language.
Here with best wishes for better things to come. Perhaps later this year?
Israeli soldiers praying at the Western Wall
Strolling the streets in Jerusalem
Jerusalem fare: Falafel and news
Jerusalem's Cafe: Meet me at the Hillel (which one?)
Sitting on a Jericho wall: Looking for a brighter future
East Jerusalem market: The art of symbolism
East Jerusalem: A merchant at the gate
Praying in Bethlehem: When will permanent peace come?
Jerusalem holy walk: Orthodox celebrants on the way to church
Below: Candles for peace in the Middle East are lit