Lament of 733 L St.

11 Feb

We cannot keep silent. One day they may come for you and your family next. We must raise our voices and speak up! Remember WWII and Nazi Germany!! History tends to repeat itself but we can stop this inhumane treatment and these Houses of Horror!!

Life Matters

i confess to seeing things most
encounter only in nightmares,
or read about in reports from
another corner of the globe.

where once i felt breathless,
watching the proud and lowly chase
financial transactions, inquiring as
to their holdings,

i am now witness to transactions of another sort.

how did my belly come to
house this sinister debacle,
dehumanization–detention without
warning; removal without due process?

secrecy shrouds these human
holdings, the lack of transparency
affords no legal counsel, only
intimidation preying on those

whose eyes scream with terror, backs
bent from years of work which
those who seal their fate
have long refused to do.

i cannot bear it; i was not built for this.
is this not one human life after another
herded without recourse? is not one life–
regardless of origin, belief, status–

worth more than all else in our world?
i do not understand the human race

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Richness is not having many possessions. Rather, true richness is the richness of the soul . . . Gerçek zenginlik, mal çokluğu değil, gönül tokluğudur . . . The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

6 Feb

God is Merciful, Loving, Kind and Compassionate. The Lord Sees inside our True Hearts.

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

When we think of a religious person who Allah loves, we tend to think of a man who has a beard, wears an ‘imama and a juba, always lives in the mosque, constantly prays, fasts and recites the Qur’an.

*But you know who we tend to forget that Allah loves?*

The mother who manages to get up for Fajr despite sleeping less than an hour because her baby was up all night.

The young person who is fighting depression but still musters the strength to get through the day because of a belief that he has in Allah.

The woman who has to speed through her prayer because her little one is crying.

The man who lays down the mat and prostates whilst at work.

The lady who wears the hijab correctly in public despite the pressures.

The student who lowers his…

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Thought for the day

2 Feb

Grace and Mercy to others and ourselves. Compassion is what’s needed.

Lionel Sneed Ministries

“Love and grace have the distinct ability to see the best in us even when the worst within us is revealed. This is what it truly means to live life through the lens of grace” – Lionel

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Thought for the day

31 Jan

Keep the faith. Keep praying and Keep your eyes on the prize.

Lionel Sneed Ministries

Psalm 30:5 (NLT) “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

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Ethiopian Jews | Discriminated By Jewish Laws In Israel | Ostracized In Ethiopia | Edge of Humanity Magazine

26 Jan

https://edgeofhumanity.com/2018/01/26/ethiopia-4/#like-37255

Thought for the day

25 Jan

Lord be my shield and my protector

Lionel Sneed Ministries

Psalm 3:3  But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

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“It Merely Required No Character” The Truth About Trump’s Evangelical Cheerleaders

24 Jan

If the False ones take over

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

When I see the political-religious leaders of the Christian Right defend the indefensible actions of President Trump I am reminded of the words of Joseph Heller in his classic novel Catch 22  who wrote about the Chaplain:

“The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery. It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.” 

As much as I doubt I am still a Christian, even if I wasn’t already a Christian I couldn’t think of a single reason to follow…

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