View Full Version : The First night of Passover. A thought on Freedom.
04-02-2007, 09:47 PM
Well as you guys may know, tonight is the first night of Passover, the celebration of the Jews being freed from Egypt. However, also tonight we must rember that we all cannot truly be free if a single other person is under oppression. I think of the oppresion we LGBTQ folks have to go through. While it might not be as physical as the slaves who were in Egypt or the slaves who were here in the US, we must endure scoial oppression from thoughs who fear what they do not understand. Some of us have to live in fear of being beaten up foreven setting foot on the street. Ohters must go through the excrutiating and misleading "degayification" theropy. So I ask you guys to please tonight pray for those who are oppressed. for as I said before, none of us can be free until everyone is free.
04-02-2007, 10:31 PM
Here's praying with you that all will be free - sooner rather than later. G-D bless you.
04-03-2007, 06:45 AM
None of us can be free until everyone is free.
First of all, G_d's blessings on your Passover observance.
You have stated one of the themes of the Bible so well. Freedom is one of the great themes of all the Bible. As G-d's people it is our job to seek out oppression and work to eliminate it. It might be oppression due to slavery, discrimination, economics, military, religious. No oppression is the will of G-d.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
04-03-2007, 07:04 AM
Thanks Brian for reminding us of that central meaning of the Passover story. I will try to take it with me to "Maundy Thursday" service this week(our remembrance of Jesus' final passover celebration with his friends). You rock, kid!:tup:
04-03-2007, 10:58 AM
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