Exploring our Heavenly Father’s Treasure House – Update 6th December 2014

Exploring our Heavenly Father’s Treasure House – update 14 Kislev 5775

14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own, and my own know me — 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father — and I lay down my life on behalf of the sheep.

John 10:14 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

 

הבשורה על-פי יוחנן 10:14-15Habrit Hakhadasha/Haderekh (HHH)

14 “אני הרועה הטוב; אני מכיר את צאני והן מכירות אותי, 15 כשם שאבי מכיר אותי ואני מכיר את אבי; ואני מקריב את חיי למען הצאן.

 

The Book of Enoch

The Lord of the sheep…     

 

‘…  And a sheep which had been saved from the wolves fled and escaped to the wild asses; and I saw the sheep how they lamented and cried, and besought their Lord with all their might, till that Lord of the sheep descended at the voice of the sheep from a lofty abode, and came to them and pastured them.  ‘

 

 

 

Reposted with kind acknowledgement and thoughtful thanks to Lazer Beams

Friday, 05 December 2014

 

 

 

 

Reflections for 2014

How strange that from seemingly eclectic mix of sources the theme of ‘sheep – suffering – survival’ is very much ‘in one’s face’.  The situation that Israel faces is dire and continues to worsen – for those of us who have to suffer noisy neighbours – can truly sympathise with a country that has never had one days peace on its borders.  Quite frankly I am not sure I know of any other country has been attacked in such a sustained way over the years.

We are told that we are living in the ‘End Times’… what does this really and truly mean?  How can I – who is committed to a path of non-violence – respond with any degree of civilisation to the hostile people around us?

A tricky question indeed.

 

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