Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Why is this night different from all other nights?
I think of a Passover Seder we celebrated many years ago, and the one we had this year as well, with friends and family. Why, indeed, is this night different from all other nights? The food, the rituals, the lighting of the candles, the prayer. And as we celebrate I know this has nothing to do with any religion. Yes, Christmas and Easter, Hanukkah and Passover, Eid and Laylat ul Qadr, even Diwali, are all special days, and I wish everyone the peace and joy that comes with it.
But Passover is the story of the deliverance of a people, and God's covenant with them. And as we remember the suffering of the Jewish people, we remember the suffering of all of God's creatures, and so, too, do we know that God has a covenant with all of humanity too, to deliver us from suffering and oppression.
And so, as we drink the wine, we know that many have lost the way; many do not understand the hidden meanings behind all religions, and all ritual.
God has made a promise to all of us, who hold faith.
Friday, April 08, 2011
- Strange stuff
- Objects disappearing (Children and animals do it all the time - read "The Dog, Shifted"
- Spontaneous healing and other miracles
- Spirits and other activity.
- A protective energy around you
- Out of body experiences