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When you walk down the street do you really look at those who are truly homeless, or do you avert your eyes? If you decide to give a few coins, do you quickly toss them and move on? Do you avoid giving because “you know” it will not be used wisely?
Do watch to the end, and next time you see a homeless person, take a moment to look at them as a brother, a fellow human. Granted, they do need money, but all people have a need to be seen as “people”. Please remember that they have feelings, hopes and dreams like the rest of us. Take a moment to let someone know that you “see” them. A kind word or a cup of coffee may not be much to you, but it can make a real difference to someone in need.
The date, 14 November 2014, is significant to the Muslim world in that it marks the 100th anniversary of the last declaration of holy war, or jihad, by an Ottoman “caliph”.
Can anyone tell me why they would allow a Muslim prayer service to be held on “this day” in “this cathedral”?? And while we are at it, why would anyone remain silent as women and “non-muslims” are relegated to the “back of the room”.
We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country, Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our churches alone?
What is so outrageous is that she was the “only” Christian to object to a Church being used by Muslims, who Do Not believe Jesus is the Son of God. This stunning silence, as Islam moves to repeat the past and conquer Christianity is shocking. Can it be that she is the only Christian in DC who takes her faith seriously? The fact is, that…
But only pictures you imagine painted there.
Brushed upon the canvas of your mind.
As wonderful the natural world and all creation be,
the hidden things that are not seen
but we perceive as real
Your eye may never see.
You have the power to create,
From conversation and conceptions ruminate.
From questions quest, to safely arrive
At some conclusion there at journeys end.
May it find you there, satisfied, my friend.
“Poems From the Pilgrims Path” by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel’s Younger Brother)
In Israel it sometimes feels like the last quarter of the year is a series of holidays! We first celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), followed by Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and now we are about to enter into the eight days of Sukkot (Feast of Booths).
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It is important that you do not use an overhead trellis or any live branches attached to a tree or plant. Many people use thin strips of wood to make a lattice then lay the branches over top.
Once the dwelling is up you can decorate with lights, pictures, shiny balls or anything that you like. Add a table and chairs and you are ready to dwell! At night you can remove the table and chairs and lay down a sleeping bag or mattress, or if you have the space, curtain off the back of the Sukkah.
when you gather in the produce of the land,
you shall celebrate the festival of the Lord for a seven day period;
the first day shall be a rest day, and the eighth day shall be a rest day.
And you shall take for yourselves on the first day,
the fruit of the hadar tree, date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for a seven day period.
And you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord for seven days in the year.
[It is] an eternal statute throughout your generations [that] you celebrate it in the seventh month.
For a seven day period you shall live in booths.
Every resident among the Israelites shall live in booths,
…in order that your [ensuing] generations should know that I had the children of Israel
live in booths when I took them out of the land of Egypt.
I am the Lord, your God…Leviticus 23:39~43