Tuesday, August 08, 2006

From Lebanon

The following is from A 'Prayer' to Condoleezza Rice on Christianity Today:

Sunday morning, I woke up to the news that an Israeli air strike hit a residential building used as a shelter in the southern Lebanese town of Qana, killing and wounding more than 65 people, including 30 infants and young children. According to tradition, Qana is the village where Jesus Christ performed his first miracle by turning water into wine (John 2).

Now I hear of fellow Christians who enjoy seeing the turning of water into blood in the name of end-time prophecy. Their call should rather be to turn water into wine of gladness, peace, and life. Are we looking for the presence of Christ in Lebanon and Israel or for the presence of U.S. smart bombs?"

- Riad Kassis, executive director and chaplain at the J.L. Schneller School in West Bekaa, Lebanon.


  1. Very thought provoking, Nick. I really like your blog. I'm putting you on fav. places. I like what you've done with the place, it's comfy here.

    BTW have you heard from Susie since Sunday? Just wondering if she's ok.

  2. Thought-provoking yet so sad. Sometimes I get really, really angry. Other times it seems so stupid and pointlessly cruel that I want to cry.

    If only people would stop justifying their killing of others. There is no justification. Killing begets killing.

  3. I suppose one could say the same about the missiles hitting Israel.

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