It’s all about the welcome

Yesterday in church we remembered the conversion experience of the apostle Paul. This reflection comes too late for anyone who had to preach yesterday and lacked inspiration. We speak about a  'Damascus Road experience' or about 'seeing the light' to mean a sudden turn around of thinking. A dramatic conversion or change of view. In... Continue Reading →

A Better Way to Say Sorry

This is an amazingly good post about saying sorry (click link below). It's written by a teacher and talks about how to teach children to say sorry and mean it. Maybe if we were all able to do this there would not be the kind of fear/hate crimes that we have seen in France recently.... Continue Reading →

Too far apart

Cristian Mihai

many“There are too many of us and we are all too far apart.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

I’m writing these words knowing that people from all over the world are going to read them. People of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of different religious beliefs. Most of them, I’ll never get a chance to meet. Most of them, I don’t know how they look like, what’s the thing they want most in this world, or what is it that they’re afraid of… most of them are perfect strangers to me.

Yet, simply by writing these words with these strangers in my mind, having the certainty that my words will reach them, they become a little bit more than strangers. They become human beings, just like myself, and that is one of life’s greatest achievements.

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Mornings in Jenin – A Book Review

(this review contains no plot spoilers) This is a book that deserves the widest possible reading. It covers the Palestinian - Jewish conflict through the experiences of one family over sixty years beginning before 1948, the establishment of the State of Israel and ending around 2002. The story traces the lives, loves and losses of... Continue Reading →

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