I was looking for something on Arablish but found this blog instead. From that young Midwestern missionary's blog, I was lead to the site for Tent of Friends. From there, I went to this site to view the video I've posted here.
You'll see Palestine through Christian eyes. That's something we don't often see because we love to polarize the news. It's Jews versus Muslims in The Holy Land, right?
No, it's not.
There are Christian like Doud Nasser who are also struggling to make sense of the situation. "Doud" is the Arabic version of "David". What he says and does isn't something he takes credit for. He gives up any goodness to God.
By the way, the name of God, in his Arabic Bible, is Allah.
The motto of Tent of Friends is, "We refuse to be enemies."
This video has absolutely nothing objectionable about it. There is nothing you would balk at. Everything in it is straight-forward and completely inspiring.
I love what Doud says about the options people have when facing adversity. They can return the hate, turn into helpless victims, or change the situation through Jesus' teachings.
Makes me want to go there now.
I almost cried when I heard the story of his olive trees. Truly got that lump in my throat. All of us are capable of being both the cruel and the kind. Stories like that spur me on to be better.
Please take a moment to watch what's happening a world away. It isn't a political video; it's spiritual. It is beneficial---not just to Tent of Nations but to you as a person and a child of God.
Love and Light to All!