Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Interpretation of Christmas

I think that whatever we know about Jesus, we know he was a merciful man. He would not have wanted turkeys' throats cut and hung upside down on gates or en masse, no matter how farm fed they were. He would not want cows, sheep and pigs killed. They were all around, warming the stable for his arrival and Jesus himself was the vulnerable one that night, just an infant. The sacrifices are too great and Christmas is now a blood bath…unless, that is, you're planning to be kind, compassionate and Christian and don't plan to eat anybody, to celebrate?! I know its radical but just reflect on it for a moment - all life is EQUAL: Man, beast, bird, fish, bee, spider, criminal, saint. Lets rekindle that warmth of inter-species, inter-gender, inter-personal recognition now, while we have the chance; the warmth of forgiveness; the warmth of fun and friendship. Each of us has the choice. Don't let habit or indifference be it!

Just found these quotes from the bible!
1. “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” —Genesis 1:30
2. “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion shall eat straw like an ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.” —Isaiah 65:25
3. “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you.” —Job 12:7
4. “I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.” —Hosea 2:18
5. “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.” —Luke 12:6
6. “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.” —Psalms 36:6
7. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” —Matthew 5:7

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