It is the ultimate spiritual retreat. The chance to disconnect and see the big picture.
It is an antidote to despair. A chance to *use* faith to win something very real: tranquility.
No matter what, it goes on as it has for centuries. No matter where you're from.
Millions of people gathering in a barren desert valley. Your politics don't matter. Your bank account doesn't matter. Your privilege doesn't matter.
The trust it forces on you as you yield to its pressure.
The link with history it creates as you sit where your ancestors sat.
There's a tranquility learned there that provides a lifeline for years to come.