Friday, 7 February 2014

Syrian Nun: Love One An-other


Last December [2013] Syrian nun Agnes Mariam of the Cross spoke in Hamilton, Ontario. Surprisingly she kept the message very simple: love one another. She took her inspiration from a fab section of Isaiah [58] in the Jewish Scriptures. Here are some highlights [NIV]:

Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
and exploit all your workers....

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice...
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-
when you see the naked, to clothe him...

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your hea ling will quickly appear...

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer...

Don't we all need to "heed this call"! To see videos from the tour and more about ongoing issues in Syria click here

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