“Think of Others”

Mahmoud Darwish
„As you return home, to your home, think of others”

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
(do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you wage your wars, think of others
(do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill, think of others
(those who are nursed by clouds).
As you return home, to your home, think of others
(do not forget the people of the camps).
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others
(those who have nowhere to sleep).
As you express yourself in metaphor, think of others
(those who have lost the right to speak).
As you think of others far away, think of yourself
(say: If only I were a candle in the dark).

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„Cînd vă întoarceți acasa, la domiciliu, gîndiți-vă la alții”

Cînd vă pregătiți micul dejun, gândiți-vă la alții
(nu uitați de hrana porumbeilor).
Pe măsură ce vă duceți războaiele, gîndiți-vă la alții
(nu uitați  de cei care caută pacea).
Cînd vă plătiți factura pentru apă, gîndiți-vă la alții
( la cei care sînt hraniti de nori).
Pe măsură ce vă întoarceți acasă, la domiciliu, gândiți-vă la alții
(nu uitați de oamenii din tabere( de refugiați).
Pe măsură ce dormiți și numărați stelele, gândiți-vă la alții
( la cei care nu au unde să doarmă).
Cînd vă exprimați în metaforă gîndiți-vă la alții
( la cei care și-au pierdut dreptul de a vorbi).
Dacă vă gîndiți la alții departe, gîndiți-vă la voi înșivă
(spun: dacă aș fi fost doar o lumînare în întuneric).

trad.mea

„No killing!!”

The Sixth Commandment

„Thou shalt not kill.”

Ex. 20:13

The killing of a man is forbidden and is considered one of the three major sins. At the time this commandment was given to the people it had an important significance aimed at eliminating the destruction of one’s fellow man. It is forbidden not only to take the life of a man, but even to think of killing. The faithful Christian also is forbidden to take his own life. His own life does not belong to him, but to the Creator to Whom life returns.

This commandment reminds us that one has no right even to shorten the life of man by using slander and deceit to undermine the health and dignity of others. The careless use of the tongue, gestures and intentions are forbidden by this commandment because they offend others and shorten and corrupt the health and courage of others. This commandment forbids even the careless driving by which our modern civilization takes the lives of thousands of people.

Waging war against a nation, causing the lives of thousands of people to be uprooted, is forbidden, although it is justified when a nation defends itself to protect the lives of its citizens against the offenders in an unjust war. In the New Testament, the defender is urged to use sympathy and love in order to calm the offender and to increase his welfare. The Christian is admonished not to challenge and insult the offender, but rather to cooperate with him and to pray and work for the peace of the world.

„Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”
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/ While we are alive, we are in the way to his judgement-seat; after death, it will be too late. When we consider the importance of the case, and the

uncertainty of life, how needful it is to seek peace with God, without delay!

Give Peace A Chance!!

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