When A Prank Becomes A Lesson in Brotherly Love…

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With Christmas upon us, and we are rushing about for those last minute gifts, how many have given thought to those who “have not”?.

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?

One youtuber, who is better known for posting pranks, thought he was filming just that. When he decided to give money to a homeless man, he was pretty sure of the outcome. For the sake of his “video” they followed the man and filmed him secretly to see what would happen. The young “prankster” was taught a beautiful lesson of brotherly love and humility by this homeless man who started out being the victim of a prank.

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.

This is the real “Spirit of Christmas”

Muslims Enforce Sharia in Washington National Cathedral

This past Friday, a Muslim prayer service was held (for the first time ever) in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

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”.

Where are all the Christian leaders and representatives~or lay people for that matter? Strangely silent~or so it seems~except for one brave woman who dared to speak out. She told the gathering:
 
Jesus Christ died on that cross over there. He is the reason why we are to worship only him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!

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?

Of course she was immediately removed from the premises.

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…

…by allowing Islamic prayer services on its premises, the church has become a mosque in the eyes of Muslims. It is now the property of the Ummah, held in trust by the waqf board, and will presumably be officially claimed by Islam when the time is ripe…
 
Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham was quoted as saying the following:
It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins…
You can read about it at Tundra Tabloids. For more details on this story, including a translation on some of the prayers go to Gates of Vienna~15 November, and you can also go to a follow-up article by Gates of Vienna~16 November. Christians should be educating themselves about the reasons and meanings behind such events. It is time to understand that not everyone in this world acts with “brotherly love” and “good will” toward others.
This ongoing pandering by the Christian community towards Muslims can only end badly~for Christians.

Watch A Brave Christian Woman Object to Muslim Prayers in National Cathedral
  

UNRWA Goes to War~Trains Child Jihadis With Your Tax Dollars!

Over the years, Hamas has turned Gaza into a breeding ground for terror. One would think that they would fade away, considering the huge  numbers they “claim” to have been “martyred”. The truth is, there are endless lines of young jihadis waiting to “die for the cause”. They do so because they are trained from birth to hate. They are taught that death is the only way.
“But” you may say, they are educated in United Nations Schools”, surely they will be turned away from terror? Sadly, that is not the case. It is the very schools paid for and continuously funded by the United Nations that are raising up future terrorists. The fact is, they are ready to kill and die by the time they reach grade school.
In the film below, created by David Bedein, the truth of the UNRWA schools and operations is revealed (not for the first time)~operations that are funded by the United Nations, which is funded by your tax dollars. What needs to be addressed is the billions of dollars pumped into the evil nest of barbarians called Hamas. This is Money that should be used for “real” refugees like the Yazidis, and Syrians who are under attack, starved and brutally slaughtered in the tens of thousands; or the people in Africa who are dying from Ebola~partly due to primitive conditions and the lack of funds for medicine~or for that matter, acceptable drinking water and toilet facilities.
There is no excuse for this! Over the years, UNRWA has managed to increase their refugee population from around 500,000 to almost 7 Million!! Children who are born in America and other free countries are being brought back to the middle east and registered by the PA as refugees. They are not! 
Children born in Gaza are born to hate and die~they are not given allowed to think or dream of anything else. All this is funded~By Your Tax Dollars!
Consider that the employees are all Gazans, most of whom are Hamas members. Consider that there is virtually nobody to challenge the hate filled motives of Hamas. Those who do vanish very quickly. The only possible way to change this is to stop the flow of funds. Force the “benevolent” Hamas leaders to dip into the billions they have pocketed over the years and use it to build their state instead of rockets.
At about 5:00 the film examines the schools and interviews children and teachers. Please force yourself to listen~carefully~to the end. Ask yourself:  
What on earth are the staff and teachers in UNRWA schools “teaching” to these children that would prompt them to make the following statements??
“We want to sent a message to Netanyahu~We will die and not surrender”
…everyone has to sacrifice their blood for their country, and they have to die as martyrs,
to die as a martyr creates a state of relaxation for the people and for the martyr’s family
                                Q:  In your school curriculum does Israel exist on the map?
                                A:  No, it doesn’t exist
                               Q:  Do you study jihad in the UNRWA classroom?
                               A: Yes
Time after time the question is asked~“Why”~Why does UNRWA receive more money than all the rest of the world’s refugees combined? Common sense tells us this funding of terror should be stopped.
~Is anyone listening? Apparently not!

UNRWA School Child:  “With God’s Help I Will Be A Martyr…”

My Resting Place~15 October 2014

Sunset Over the Hills of Benjamin (Click to Enlarge)

Introduction to “Poems From the Pilgrims Path”

No Illustrations on these pages will you find;
But only pictures you imagine painted there.
The strokes were words
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)

Sukkot is Here! Time to Dwell Joyfully in A Sukkah!

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)

After the Shofar is sounded, and we break our fast at the end of Yom Kippur, there is a flurry of activity as people begin building thier Sukkahs. These small, fragile, temporary domiciles are a remnant from the days the Jews were brought out of Egypt and traversed the Sinai desert before entering the Holy Land. 
Here are a few hinto to build your own Sukkah. (*Please Note* These are only general tips~anyone interested in Halakic rules should consult an appropriate rabbi or kosher internet site)
Your Sukkah must be outdoors, with easy access to your house. There should not be anything between the schach on the roof and the sky~no trees, roofs, umbrellas, etc. The walls can me made of anything from wood to plastic as long as they are tied down and will not blow away. Some people use a wall of the house, as when building on an open balcony. There is no specific size, but the idea is to be able to sit on a chair in the Sukkah and eat your meal. 
Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

For the roof you must use schach~raw, unfinished “vegetable matter”. In Israel, many people use palm fronds, but you could also use evergreen branches, corn stalks bamboo or special schach mats.

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.

When laying the branches, don’t make them too thick~you should be able to look up and see bits of the sky.

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.

It is great fun to walk through the religious areas of Jerusalem and see the Sukkot hanging from balconies, on stilts and leaning against apartments. At night you hear the giggling of children as they “sleep under the sky” for the week.
It is said that one should make every attempt to be joyful for the full eight days. Think about it~if everyone in the world would focus only on joy and peace for those eight days~who knows what it could lead to!

…But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (Tishrei),
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  

 Chag Sameach to Everyone!