Let’s all have a positive attitude towards life and always look for things to be thankful about …
Let’s all be thankful for the release of Maaloula nuns yesterday after about 4 months of captivity!
Another reason to be thankful is the rainfall that started yesterday here in Ramallah and hope it continues!
And, for God’s gift to each one of us so we can glorify him with beautiful chanting!
Today I leave you with the bible reading by Fr. Amid Maaz from Lebanon. The reading is from Mathew 5:42-48.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
— Jack Rabah