Can the observance of Yom HaShoah possibly be given added weight and significance? Emphatically, yes. Today there is a new Hitler who wants to destroy the Jewish people and the old adage “Never Again” has never been more meaningful.
Yom HaShoah commemorated this year on April 28 has to be more than commemorating the horrific past. It must be about combating the deadliest enemy that the Jewish people have ever faced, a nuclear armed Iran.
We must use the lessons of the past on what we must do today. History must note that six million voices claimed victory over those who would again bring darkness into the world. On Yom HaShoah let us declare that Never Again Is Now, then proceed to launch the greatest assault the world has ever seen on an enemy that is determined to unleash a nuclear nightmare upon America, Israel, and the citizens of the free world.
When being threatened with extinction every day is Holocaust Remembrance day. We must act with lighting speed because Congress still believes they have time to negotiate with Iran while the majority believes there is nothing we can do to stop them.
To reverse this untenable position there must be a great awakening, one that instills within us an indomitable spirit that victory is within reach. Creating this great awakening is the purpose of this campaign.
While promoting his 9-9-9 tax policy, Herman Cain was asked, “Do you think there is a will in Washington for politicians to put their careers on the line to do the right thing?” And he replied, “Not without the will of the people, without a massive activist grassroots movement from the bottom up. They are not going to do it from the inside. When they feel the heat, they will see the light.” We the people must be the heat.. We have to take on the Goliath.
We, Jews and Christians together, must be that Goliath. The Never Again Is Now campaign provides the catalyst so we can achieve this objective.
In January we posted an ad in the Jewish Voice and Opinion, and the reaction to our campaign proved that a six million army of Never Again is no phantom army.
When told about the response they received from my ad, I was overjoyed. The editor wrote, “We have been inundated with calls and emails since the January issue came out with your ads. People have been telling us that they know Iran is a terrible problem, but they didn’t think they could do anything about it. Your ads seem to have motivated them to make their voices heard by contacting Congressmen, both their own, and others.
Please encourage all you know to join with us in this campaign to stop Iran.
Founder of Never Again is Now
(Note from Debbie: Yom Hashoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. Holocaust Memorial Day begins at sunset Sunday, April 27, 2014 and ends at nightfall Monday.)
We worship a living Lord, celebrate, don't be morbid, be happy. Tell everybody.
He is not here; he has risen! -- Luke 24:6
He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. -- Luke 24: 46,47
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. -- Luke 24:50-52
“Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Luke 18:17 New American Bible
“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 NAB
Adults suffer from two interminable maladies. First, most adult humans have lost the ability to imagine and “see” things as we once did as a small child. Second, for those humans who have not lost the ageless beauty of a child’s vision, we have not fully matured into adulthood either. As we grow older and fascinate ourselves with the level of our intellect, we generally reclassify the child-like into being rather childish and, therefore, suffer ourselves to the ravages of time as self-important adults, too burdened and “rational” to consider the implications of childhood innocence. Nevertheless, permit me to remind you of the most beautiful child’s tale of all.
Approximately two thousand and eighteen years ago, give or take a couple years owing to the lack of calendars present, an infant was born into the world that literally rocked the Establishment. An infant who turned both Jewish hierarchy and history upon end and Whose mere presence caused an earthly king to massacre other infants in a vain attempt to prevent the inevitable. This infant shattered all misconceptions about – and challenges against – God, for He was God. The ultimate Creator and Master of all that ever was, is, or will be came to Earth as a highly vulnerable child born to a young virgin. Why, exactly, did literal Omnipresence come to visit humanity in such an exposed state? Because humans desire to be in control despite our best intentions and interests.
Throughout the ages, people have envisioned God as some form of majestic beast or gold-encrusted entity that remained far too powerful for all but the most righteous to even venture near. God was neither forgiving, nor tolerant, nor friendly. Even the ancient history of His “Chosen People” reads more like a manual of war than a doctrine of faith and, perhaps because He knows humanity all too well, He had to come amongst us to set the record straight. God Who was born in a stable, cast out of His home nation, and lost from His earthly parents for three days, suffered more anguish before His teenage years than most modern adults witness within several decades of life. Why? Because humans cannot be human until we are shown how. And before Christ, there were no humans to speak of.
Before Christianity, there remained no concept of Forgiveness, Charity, Healthcare, and Eternal Life. Some measure of these thoughts occurred to a select few individuals, but none of them had the Commanding Presence of One Whose actions remained infallible. Christ not only chose the most human (and impoverished) birth, He consciously chose the most inhuman method of death. Again, why? Because human beings will always humanize our deities without necessarily elevating ourselves to our fullest potential. We earthly “creators”, whether artisans, politicians, or simple malcontents always find a way to “rewrite” stories to satisfy ourselves. We lost our ability to, as that which always gained respectability from Gen. George Patton, ‘bounce’ upwards after hitting bottom. We seek life without responsibility and death without care.
There is not a single “problem” with being a human being that Christ did not vanquish through His Life and Death. Born into a poor family? Christ shared His crib with animals. Parental difficulties? Christ was born to a teenage virgin betrothed to a much older man; God therefore had a stepdad. Raised in a tough neighborhood? Christ had to flee from His home because King Herod sent a literal street gang to kill every child even close to Christ’s age. Have extended family problems? The Man that changed water into wine, walked upon the sea, and raised the dead accomplished very few miracles amongst his family and neighbors. And what of your backstabbing friends? Have they sent you to be crucified for a mere 30 pieces of silver? Have they denied you three times in a single night even after they had declared you God?
This Easter Sunday we celebrate the most unbelievable story ever told that remained true nevertheless. Christ indeed rose from the dead, after experiencing the most inhumane treatment any individual could endure. Why? Because God so loved the world that He wants us to come to know Him in our own unique way. All roads eventually lead to Christ, but only One road leads to Heaven. The road is narrow and difficult, yes, but compared with Christ’s life…What is your excuse for not being human?
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER EVERYONE!
R.J. Godlewski (GOD LESS KEY) is currently the manager of Tactical Extractions, LLC., a threat resolution services company, and serves as president of Roadsailor Security Corporation. He is a graduate of American Military University, holding an M.A. in Military Studies, Asymmetrical Warfare concentration and a B.A. in Intelligence Studies, Terrorism Studies concentration, both earned with academic honors. He further holds graduate and undergraduate certificates in Security Management and Explosive Ordnance Disposal, respectively. Mr. Godlewski is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.
*Editors note: The official news release of the IEA stated that a helicopter was shot down in Kandahar province on 2/14. The image attached to the official news feed cannot be confirmed as related to the news release. I merely post it as a reminder that those who hate us love nothing better than posting images of our wounded and dead.
It has been a wonderful Valentine's Day for me. Sweet hubby got us tickets to see Billy Joel in concert. I can't wait. My hubby is such a sweet man, I love him so.
We saw Elton John in concert a few years ago and it was a fantastic performance. I expect that the Billy Joel concert will be equally entertaining.
Billy Joel was recently recognized, along with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine, at the Kennedy Center Honors in a wonderful display of his musical talents.
Tony Bennett opened the tribute to Joel's long career and his songs written so often about ordinary people.
"Billy Joel is no less than the poet, performer, philosopher of today's American songbook," Bennett said.
Don Henley sang "She's Got a Way" and Garth Brooks sang a medley of "Only the Good Die Young," ''Allentown," and "Goodnight Saigon," joined by a choir of Vietnam veterans. Joel has explained he wrote "Saigon" because he wanted to write a song about the soldiers' experience.
Rufus Wainright sang "New York State of Mind" and led the audience in a finale of Joel's original hit, "Piano Man."
Not to make a Resolution. As Da Tech Guy explains:
The way I always figured, why start the new year by setting yourself up for failure? I mean, if you haven’t reached a particular goal in your life already, how is a new digit going to make it happen? I can’t even remember to write the new year on my checks until April or so. It is highly doubtful that I will have remembered to keep a resolution in the meantime.
So let’s all do our part to bring rugged individualism back to our culture, by ignoring the experts and worrying less. Do what your own conscience–guided by God if you are so inclined–tells you. And have a great 2014.
Enjoy life, food, and all the things that bring you joy. Love those that are important to you. Live a life that will honor God and is Jesus-approved.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone from all of us at Right Truth, our contributors, our readers, and all who take time to stop and visit here during the year.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
God gave His Son, and His Son gave His life.
Enjoy the decorations, family, food, gifts, ... but never forget why we celebrate. Jesus Christ.
To all our friends, readers, contributors here at Right Truth we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
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