In Solidarity


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When I was received into the Third Order of Carmel, I received my Scapular, “The Yoke of Christ”. Also, I was given a prayer card. When I got home after the beauty of the day, I read it and much to my surprise I noticed my name was spelled wrong. An “N” was placed in the center of my last name. As I pondered it, I heard our Lord in my heart tell me to look up the meaning of “N” in Hebrew. So I did.

(The prayer card below from July 12, 2014)

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In the last few days hearing the news in Iraq and the persecution of the Christians, I have come to understand completely, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

We are untied in Christ. “Be not afraid”.

Nun: The Sign of Genocide

Nun (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet), is the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى : Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century — Christians under Muslim rule never called themselves thus, since the intent of Muslims was to portray Christians as a contemptible and disobedient sect.

It is the same name of the equivalent letter (נ) in the Hebrew alphabet (also a Semitic language), and it reminds us of the words of Jeremiah, also crying for an exile of his people sent to Mesopotamia:

Nun. The yoke of my iniquities hath watched: they are folded together in his hand, and put upon my neck: my strength is weakened: the Lord hath delivered me into a hand out of which I am not able to rise. (Lamentations, 1)

Above block quote from Rorate Caeli. Please read HERE

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