The Flight

Which is based on a poem by George Szirtesr: The child on the dirtpath finds the highway blocked The dogs at the entrance snarl that doors are locked The great god of kindness has his kindness mocked May those who travel light 
Find shelter on the flight 
May Bethlehem 
Give rest to them. The sea is…

ISIS: Paris Attacks ‘First Of The Storm’

In the NY Times: The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the catastrophic attacks in the French capital, calling them “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” according to statements released in multiple languages on one of the terror group’s encrypted messaging accounts. The remarks came…

Paris

Please would you take a moment to remember and pray for those who have been caught up in the horrific coordinated terror attacks in #Paris last night. With over 150 dead and scores more injured, this is the deadliest violence in Paris since World War II. Now while I have my own opinions as to what is…

Confused About Syria? Who’s Fighting and Why

Tens of thousands are still fleeing this ancient part of the world. Aleteia: Syria is a country of mountains, deserts and fertile plains, bordering Lebanon, the Mediterranean Sea, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, and Israel. The country is largely populated by Sunni Muslims, but is also home to many other ethnic and religious groups: Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, and Circassians, Christians, Shiites, Alawites, Druze, Mandeans, Salafis, and Yazidis. The…

The Sin of Sodom

Sodom’s sin from a Jewish perspective is discussed in the Jerusalem Post: … It was not only Sodom’s evil that God could not tolerate. It was also the silence in the face of that evil. And that silence ultimately excluded all of Sodom from the world to come. Rest here. HT