Jesus Christ said to His disciples “I am sending you like lambs among wolves” in order to show them that the way won’t be easy. However, He promised them that enduring such hardships will lead them to the Kingdom of heaven. Therefore, all of his disciples and followers should evangelize His love and teachings.
Father John Nassif, priest of St. Mary Church in Chicago said in his article "lambs among wolves," that God promised to protect us from the wolves. However, children of God should take heed unless they face the danger of those wolves.
Jesus Christ also warned against the wolves who claim to be lambs. Thus, he calls his lambs to be wise enough to differentiate between true and fake lambs.
I know it is a scary title to choose, since wars are scary in general. However, not all wars are too bad since some wars are waged against corruption that spread in our life and daily works. In fact, we hope that such war is increasing more and more.
The news said that a silo manager was arrested for seizing four million pounds during operations of the receipt of wheat.
Regulators have arrested several corrupted people in that regime, which means it is full of corruption. Therefore, I hope they continue that the country may get rid of their corruption.
There are many sectarian attacks against the Copts, but the state is not able to protect them and solve the problem. In fact, every body works to provide palliative treatment and not an actual treatment for this cancer.
The solution should be from the very beginning since prevention is better than cure. We really need a cure against hatred and intolerance.
Moreover, we need to support belonging to the nation and acceptance of others. This will only be achieved through genuine political will by the government and the presidency.
Last week I redefined the word “Army” and demonstrated how the definition goes back to the word ARM your primary elementary means of defence you were born with! And to those who try to break apart your trust and confidence to your Egyptian Army are trying to cut off the country's Arm to be defenceless!
Obviously you defend your country from exterior attacks in other terms Invaders but is this all the danger an Egyptian citizen exposed to? Well thanks to Ramadan and its generosity with soaps mainly Mohamed Ramadan soap this guy inspiring youth the meaning of being a man leading inspiration for youth under construction!
90% of the soaps TV broadcasts involves POLICE for the next 30 days starting from June 6th 2016! But why Police? This is an old old story starts with the 23rd. July Revolution!
Copts in Egypt always pay the price of being Egyptian citizen. In the coming next week Egypt celebrate the June 30 anniversary and while Egypt celebrate, Copts still suffer from the consequences of the June 30 revolution.
Until now the Coptic churches still burned and not restored. Coptic still suffer from discrimination and persecution. Although the president Sisi promises, Coptic still fell no change in any of the issues they were suffering from before.
We heard last week Egyptian people demonstrating and shouting: “We will destroy the church… We don’t need a church in an Islamic country”.
This was a sample of what was said by Egyptian people in village of Amiriyah against the Copts in June 17, 2016. This came after rumors spread about turning an under construction building to a church.
The same scenario repeated itself just like every attack of that kind. However, the Copts are still waiting for the unified law of building houses of worship. Politicians are denying the problem and claiming that Copts are not minorities in Egypt.
The Egyptian judiciary closed the case of spying for Qatar. Now, the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was found guilty and was sentenced to death penalty and 85 years in prison. He committed several crimes and was proven guilty of spying after Aljazirah satellite channel has published documents that Morsi had given to Qatar.
In fact, we should learn from that case. There is no brotherhood or friendship in politics. Everybody works to achieve his own interests. Qatar is spying on Egypt ignoring its former relationship with it.
Egypt is in real danger because of the Minister of legal Affairs and the parliament Mr. Agati and the Prime Minister. In fact, Egypt has been subject to many conspiracies since the great revolution of June 30. Many people have called for reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood though it was named terrorist organization in Egypt and several countries around the world.
After two revolutions in Egypt, the situation is too bad. As the president is working hard to renew the religious discourse, fanatics are stripping off old Coptic woman and attacking the Copts and their houses claiming they have no permission to pray. It’s noticeable that accidents of burning churches are increasing as well.
The Egyptian people demonstrated against the Muslim Brotherhood and supported the armed forces to topple the Islamic regime. However, they are still fighting terrorism in Sinai, several governors and security leaders are still supporting terrorism and religious discrimination.
Yesterday an official funeral of an army officer died in clashes with terrorists turned to a public demonstration of this officer's mates, neighbors and cohabitants of his village in Sinai all demanding revenge from the assassins (Terrorists)!
This reminded me of a famous quote I readjust one or two days before on the 10th. Ramada anniversary Stating:- “All we need to remember is Strong Army ensures continuity of a country existence!
So true, for 10 years non-stop Iraqi Army defended not only Iraq, but the whole region including Syria, Jordan and even Saudi Arabia from the Iranian Invasion Rockets from Tehran were exchanged by Iraqi Rockets from Baghdad supported by Egyptian moral and technology as Egypt then considered Iraq a 1st line of defense though they had never been at war they've always had family and religious ties with Iranians, true the Persian empire invaded Egypt but since Egyptians stood back liberating their land no more wars with Iran moreover,
Many people in my nation Egypt dream to immigrate wither to Europe or US or Canada or Australia dreaming of the paradise that media put in his mind. Everyone thinking I just need a chance to travel and do this so that. Everyone try to say even in his words we are not like this developed country.
You can feel that even some Egyptians suffer from Inferiority by trying to use some English words in their speech as the Arabic language doesn’t have the word he wants to express. In all my trips abroad I have never seen any person from any country in Europe or US try to put a word from different language that they speak.
The US administration used to use and support the Muslim Brotherhood no matter who the president is. The Muslim Brotherhood helped them carry out their plan to destroy the Middle East known as the Arab Spring.
America and the Muslim Brotherhood thought that January 25, 2011 was the beginning of destroying the Egyptian state. The conspiracy succeeded supported by Hilary Clinton and Anne Patterson and many agents like Saad Eddin Ibrahim and his wife.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters used youth movements in addition to Hamas. The Egyptian regime was overthrown according to the plan. Naguib Sawiris and Ibrahim Issa and Mohamed ElBaradei attacked Prime Minister of Egypt Mohamed Shafiq leading to his dismissal. Then they accused Mubarak of killing the demonstrators leading to his imprisonment.
The Egyptian Family House was founded aiming to solve sectarian problems and spread love and tolerance. Its branch in Beba was no exception like many branches all over Egypt.
However, this branch in Beba did nothing except holding several meetings and giving useless recommendations without results on the ground.
For example, churches and property of the Diocese of Beba and Fashn suffered from several abuses during the past two years, but the Egyptian Family House in Beba did nothing! It has not even condemned the attacks. Five Coptic families were displaced last year in Kafr Darwish village, but the Family House held its peace. Christians had to pray in the open for 6 months, but the Family House never spoke. The Coptic dispensary with nuns serving it was attacked, but the Family House never denounced the attack.
As the Coptic church is still celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we will talk about a verse that reveals the deep relationship between Christians and Jesus Christ. The bible says: “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (Philippians 3:10)
Father Benjamin Muharraqi in his book "I know the power of His resurrection” said that we should know God and develop such knowledge every single day with our faith.
The interview between President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Mr. Osama Kamal gives an impression that it wasn’t meant to be an interview, but rather a speech to teach the people what they need to know. However, it completely ignored the Egyptian foreign policy, except with a question about the relations with the United States. The president gave a wonderful diplomatic answer that you’ll never find an actual answer. The only information that he gave was he will not follow the footsteps of his predecessor Mubarak. In fact, this is the first time the president criticizes the policy of Mubarak and Tantawi openly.
The interviewer didn’t ask about the Egyptian and Turkish-Qatari relations, and how it goes! The president showed superb excellence in the understanding of the requirements of global politics as he was answering the peace initiative with Israel and the French initiative as well.
Every day I read the news I must find something about the civil Marriage and how is the church in Egypt refuse anything called Civil Marriage. In fact I find there is no need for that entire headache, if we want to solve this issue in simple way. The problem I see that we are facing in Egypt in general that we are keen so much to issue a law and then never follow any law.
I really don’t understand that crowd of news and arguing about something I see it’s very simple to solve even without need to issue a new law. Simply marriage is a choice, whoever wants to marry in the church he has the freedom to marry in the church, whoever wants to marry civil marriage; he also has the freedom to do that.
There is no rank in the Coptic church loftier than monks. Devils fight them with sex and money since they fight against the empire of evil. They may fight them with self-rigorousness and condemnation of the others. A monk is a virgin, hermit and worshiper who left the world in order to live with God and for God. He is considered dead and a funeral is held for him on the ordination in the Coptic rituals proving that he is dead and is only living for the kingdom of God. A monk should know that he will never leave his monastery, even when he dies.
These are few rules of many spiritual rules of the Coptic monasticism. This is how the old monk practiced monasticism for centuries. However, corruption hit it and nepotism became part of it! Monasteries are no longer searching for good candidates for monasticism.
Dear readers, I will talk in this article about what was not said by the president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his recent television interview with Osama Kamal.
The president didn’t say how many prisoners in Egypt, and why they are in prison. Have they been arrested for being among the opposition or because they disagree with police or because they refused the wavier of Tiran and Sanafir to the Saudi Arabia?