Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blessed be My People Egypt

It is written in Isaiah 19 "Blessed be My People Egypt" for in Egypt the Church lived and lives and the Lord blesses His people. But how are the blessings of the Lord on His people being felt? So many powers wish to possess Egypt, one of the oldest civilizations on earth. The feeling around the globe in the current crisis of Egypt is that of confusion. Whether it is Egyptian President Mubarak at last transferring power to the Supreme Military Council; Egyptian demonstrators against the current regime as well as the more silent Egyptians supporting Mubarak; American President Obama insisting on his intrusion into Egypt's affairs; the media who play to the tunes of the powerful whether local, regional, or global; the stock market with its re-evaluation of the Egyptian currency by the day; Israel who is anxiously waiting for the next steps in Egypt's reform process; Iran whose leader Imam Khamini exhorted the Muslim Brotherhood to take over and transform Egypt into another Islamic republic and who congratulated the demonstrators for "forcing" their president to abdicate; the rest of the Arab world who indeed make up their minds by what happens in Egypt; Britain whose Chancellor voiced worries about Egypt's steps towards democracy; France's president who wishes to see democracy in Egypt; or Egypt's own political and religious parties who want a slice of the pie - the powerful governance in Egypt , it is true that only the prayers of people inside and outside Egypt will be able to rescue Egypt from violence and confusion. Why so? Because only God knows the hearts of people. He will still speak in the hearts that listen to His voice "Today if you hear his voice, hearden NOT your hearts" said the Apostle Paul. No power in the world will be able to suffocate His voice. The confusion will subside if we listen to His voice. The sufferings of so many millions may be lessened, because hope exists in an honest and more accountable government. However, who can secure the outcome of the revolution? Who can answer this question? Everyone needs security in Egypt and everywhere else; everyone needs basic food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and education - Who can guarantee the equitable distribution of global wealth? Egypt is the symbol for all nations - She plays today, as she did in biblical times, a pivotal role for the liberation of the human family from slavery to materialism to true worship of God. Egypt is now at a crossroad. She will either lead other countries to blessed security or she will lead them to Satanic violence. Blessed be My People Egypt!

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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