Wish I could claim this blog as my own thoughts and writings but they are not.
This blog was penned by my good friend Robby, an author in his own right and fellow veteran. I don’t think he will mind if I use it here. His words articulate and emphasis this special day far better than anything I could write. After reading it you may think I only posted it because Robby mentions my book. Of course, that part is true, but nevertheless, this is a most appropriate read on this Good Friday 2016. One has to wonder what Jesus might have thought looking down on us from the Cross two thousand years ago. Surely with sadness and disappointment, but also with compassion forgiveness and love.
The Via Dolorosa (Latin: “Way of Grief,” “Way of Sorrows,” “Way of Suffering” or simply “Painful Way”; Arabic: طريق الآلام is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet)—is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
What does this memory have to do with today. In my heart of hearts, I cannot understand the lowlife cowards who are so called jihadists. To wreak terror and fear throughout the world. Perhaps we should follow the characters in the book titled. CHAPTER XXI ARMAGEDDON
by Frederick Rodgers Self Published by the author ISBN 1502340860. This imaginative and page turning book is well worth the read. A word of warning your bath water will get cold once you start reading this exciting tale. I heartily recommend this book and it will indeed make a superb film.
Not to spoil the tale for future readers suffice to say, that it will certainly provoke your mind and thoughts to the current world situation.
Something to think about:
While Christianity and Judaism have managed to resolve many of their issues and live together in relative peace, the leaders of Islam still cling to their 1400 years of hatred for the Jewish people. Quoting the early words of Mohammad himself, we hear leading Muslim clerics say, “The Day of Resurrection will not arrive until the Muslims make war against the Jews and kill them, and until a Jew is hiding behind a rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!” This is used as justification for an ongoing campaign against the Jewish people by Islamist’s, who embrace the genocidal thinking of the Nazis. It is no co-incidence that after the Qur’an, the most popular book in the 57 Islamic nations is Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Terrorism is the curse of the 21st century. Over 18,500 acts of terror have been committed in the name of Allah since the attack of 9/11/2001 that destroyed the World Trade Center. Sadly, most of the victims of Islamic terror are Muslims. Islam has been at war with itself since its earliest days over the Sunni and Shia versions of Islam. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Muslims have died in a 1400 year old argument over who is a better Muslim. When the terrorists are not killing Jews and Israelis along with Egypt’s Copts, black African Christians, American or Europeans, their fellow Muslims often become the main target.
Please enjoy a lovely Easter weekend with your families and loved ones. Give a though to our Canadian military personnel who are once again away from their families and loved ones.
Nil Sine Labor
God Bless and keep reading and have a wonderful Easter Celebration.