Monday, 22 April 2019

Passover - a hope for peace

The sun has risen on the third day of Passover. The Seder nights are done - but not forgotten. It's the traditional Passover meal when we sit round the table with family and friends, tell the story from Exodus and eat a lovely meal together. We remember the Israelites who were made to work as slaves, suffering at the hands of Pharoah. We also remember the Egyptians because they too were suffering. Pharoah had hardened his heart to the pleading from Moses to let the Israelites go, so the Egyptian people had to suffer the ten plagues.


The following is a well worn moan of mine but I make no apologies for repeating it:

It would be good to think that by retelling the story each year, people would no longer have to suffer, either at the hands of other people or from modern-day plagues but this is not the case. Humans seem to be able to justify causing untold pain and misery to other humans. I don't understand it.

And then there are the plagues, the many illnesses that we still have no cure for and, even worse, those that we do have a cure for but the people suffering from them are too poor to pay for the medicines or they have no access to clean water...

I could go on but it won't change the facts and so instead I'll wish you a happy Passover/Easter and hope that some time soon our newspapers can be filled with news about people not killing each other.


5 comments:

  1. Hear, hear! And happy Passover to you.

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  2. Dear Ros - I so agree ... with thoughts and blessings - Hilary

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  3. we have to keep moaning or nothing will change. We can't give up hope.
    and blessings to you for Passover. I hope you and your family are well.
    Happy Spring

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  4. The story must be repeated and repeated .... each generation learning that there is a price for freedom and a price for removing it. xxx Happy Pesach.

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  5. Lovely post. Happy Pesach.

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