An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-
Join us for Shepherds’ Night Festival December 23-25 http://www.pcr.ps
video of last year’s Shepherds’ Nights http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Join us for a series of Christmas activities in the Bethlehem area beginning on 24 December 2011 at 10 AM in the Nativity square where we will be handing out Christmas Card to tourists emphasizing the Christmas message of Freedom and Peace in the land of peace. We need volunteers. Meeting Tuesday 20 December 2011 at 5 PM at Al-Rowwad Center in Aida Refugee Camp to plan final preparations. http://palestinejn.org
A message from the mayor of Bethlehem for Christmas
Video: Christmas in Bethlehem
And my town, the Shepherds’ field
A season of Mayhem
[this article was published reflecting on the Christmas holidays in Palestine ten years ago. Sadly it is relevant today but now with an addition of a wall started in 2002, Bethlehem is isolated from Jerusalem and has been reduced to only 13% of its original distriuct size]
In blow to Israel, French BDS activists acquitted of crime in calling for boycott
May we all rediscover and apply the original message of Christmas, a message of peace and joy to the world. May you all have a Merry Christmas.
A bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home