Father Kiesler’s Decision

After agonizing over what to do, he decided that it would be best to send Monifa away for her safety and once she was gone, he knew what he needed to do. In his hand, he had the letter in which he had written about everything, including his relationship with her, although he didn't mention …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

Anise

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone – Matthew 23:23 Anise is commonly known as dill. In Jesus’ time it …

Justice For All

Jesse was a journalist who had been covering a much publicized rape case. That night, when he and his wife, Jodie were relaxing on the sofa, he said to her, "Today was a day of pandemonium and persuasions." She stared at him. "What do you mean?" "Pandemonium erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced." …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

I opened the Bible and read John 10:33; Mark 2:7 and Luke 5:21. There were two definitions for blasphemy. The first was, when the religious leaders accused Jesus, being a Man making Himself God and the second was when He forgave the paralytic of his sins. According to the scriptures, anyone who tried to do the …

The Barrister

He got the message and immediately, he left the courthouse. She stood there across the street. Heart racing, he hurried across. "Hello," he said. "I got your message." She smiled. "I hope I didn't come at a bad time." "No, no. You didn't." "I came because I wanted to thank you for all that you …

Don’t Be Angry

Don’t be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity. Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away.  Trust in he Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give …

Stand Up

“I’m tired of hearing people say, all lives matter.” “Well, they do.” “I’m not saying that they don’t.  All I’m saying is that when people say that they are downplaying the Black Lives Matter Movement.” “Black Lives Matter Movement sounds militant.” “It isn’t.  It’s a cry for justice, a cry to end the systemic racism …

International Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Since 1991, this day has been celebrated on June 16 to commemorate those killed during the Soweto Uprising in South Africa, and to recognize the courage of the students who marched for their right to an education. This year's theme is ‘access to child-friendly justice’. ‘Access to …

Perspective

Why was he being so obdurate about something so important?  “Don’t you think that it’s time things changed in this country?” I demanded.  “Shouldn’t racism be everyone’s problem and not just theirs?” “You think looting and burning police cars, precincts and churches is going to help the cause?” “Agitators were the culprits not protesters.” “Those …

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