Friday, March 30, 2012

Take this one.

From nakedpastor
So often we tend to sacrifice others for our interests. This week may a good time to look around to identify your victims.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Love in times of pain

The news bring us bad tidings : Mohammed Merah, a muslim and a french citizen, went to a Jewish school in the French city of Tolouse, and shot dead three children and a teacher. 

This man that got to the point of killing his fellow citizens, targeted his victims because they were religious Jews. To me, this is but one more example of the result of a young person with a weak brain and poor social skills, who got fascinated by the words of the imams financed by the petrodollars, who keep on and on with an agenda full of hate. Many like me would say that true Islam is not about this, but this is not how Mr Merah thought. We need to learn a lesson about how this came to happen to prevent fanatic ideologies to triumph over in our peaceful and inclusive lands. 

There is grieve in this family. A lot of pain to live with for a long long time. And yet, they not choose to counteract this hate, with more hate. No, they have shown that there can love can exist in this time of pain. The mother of two of the murdered children and wife of the murdered teacher, Mrs Eva Sandler, wrote this letter to answer the people who wanted to know what they could do in her behave. This letter is a ray of hope. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

With great sadness I received the news: Rowan Williams steps down

Rowan Willams, my favourite theologian and bishop, a good man and Christian fellow, a true leader of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, is going to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of this year. With great sadness I received this news.

Many on the liberal and on the conservative side have criticised him of lack of leadership, as it seems, because he didn't joint their fight as a campion for one side. It seems to me that this would have led to the destruction of the Anglican Communion. In the web many rejoice about his resignation, however,  my opinion is quite different, close to the statement from Lord Sacks,
Dr Rowan Williams has been the most able Archbishop of Canterbury for centuries and perhaps his true worth will only really be appreciated by the Church once he's gone.
and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
The Archbishop has brought a wealth of wisdom and spiritual guidance to the role over the last 10 years in what is a very demanding job. 
In many areas William have excelled. The impact of his words and work should not be measured for how loud has he spoke, on the contrary, his accurate words of wisdom, and deeds, will have a more lasting and profound impact. We will miss him.

Sunday, March 4, 2012