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Testimony from the Custody of the Holy Land in Rhodes

Even the smallest gesture can make a big difference

27 October 2023
Never repay evil with evil. As scripture says: Vengeance is mine — I will pay them back, says the Lord. But there is more: If your enemy is hungry, you should give him food, and if he is thirsty, let him drink. Resist evil and conquer it with good (Romans 12:17,19-20, 21). Never a truer word written or spoken! I am writing from the island of Rhodes in Greece. We, like the rest of the world, are appalled at the unparalleled violence that we have been witnessing in the Holy Land. Like everyone else, we are praying that peace might come, that the Lord will touch the hearts of the World Leaders and moreover, those directly involved in this unprecedented tragedy. A few weeks ago three young Palestinian couples came to Rhodes to enjoy a well-deserved holiday. Awad, who works in the kitchen of the Franciscan monastery of St. Saviour in ...

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