Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Love and Fellowship

"Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of
friendliness
and fellowship.... They that are endued with sincerity and
faithfulness
should associate with all the peoples and kindreds of the earth with
joy
and radiance, inasmuch as consorting with people hath promoted and will
continue to promote unity and concord, which in turn are conducive to
the
maintenance of order in the world and to the regeneration of
nations. Blessed are such as hold fast to the cord of kindliness and
tender mercy and are free from animosity and
hatred." (Baha'u'llah: Tablets of Baha'u'llah, Pages: 35-36)

The world is reeling with the devastation in Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia. Countries seem to be vying with each other in bringing humanitarian aid to the victims. Does it take a catastrophe for the nations to begin to work together as one country and one people?? A website to bring healing:

http://www.hiddengifts.org/we_are_one/

Now Dave and I feel that once a month donations to one of the many groups whose main focus is helping others around the world irregardless of race, or religion is a must. Another website that lists approved sources for giving:

http://www.idk-net.net/

"Eternal wellspring of peace, may we be so ddrenched with the
longing for peace that we may give ourselves over to peace
until the earth overflows with peace as living waters overflow
the seas."
Marcia Falk


"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be known as the
children of God. But I say to you that hear, love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray
for those who abuse you. To those that strike you on the cheek,
offer the other one also, and from those who take away your cloak,
do not withhold your coat as well. And as you wish that others would
do to you, do so to them."
-Jesus (Gospel of Mathew)-

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