For My Friends

I have always had a desire to know people from other lands, and other cultures.  I studied Policy Problems in International Relations in college as well as a few languages, but sadly, I have not gotten to travel past the American Continent—yes, that means I’ve been to Canada and Mexico as well as the USA. 

However, I have some friends who are from other countries.  They are helping me “travel” and experience other cultures, from the comfort of my own home and community.  More than expanding my horizons—they have brought a richness and depth into my life through their friendships.

Many of my International friends are Islamic.  They eagerly share with me and our “American” friends—their lives, their faith, their food, and their hilarious senses of humor.  They are amazing!  Before Covid19, we used to gather in each other’s homes once a month and have tea and share food and just talk!!  Since Covid19, we have had some zoom meetings, and we have also had some visits in individual’s homes.

I have found that they talk about things that we might consider private.  They talk about religion, openly.  They talk about Islam, and they talk about Christianity and Jesus.

One of my friends gave me a Koran.  We gave our Islamic friends, Bibles.  In fact, one of our friends asked for a Bible.  She told me that they were encouraged to read from the Torah and the Christian Bible.  She said these books were Holy to them.

With this in mind, I wanted to share a link to a film called JesusClick on the blue line to go to link.  It is a film that is taken directly from the gospel of Luke, and it has been translated into almost every known language there is.

If you go to the link, below the movie, on the right-hand side is another link that will take you to more than 1800 translations of the film.

I am doing this, because my friends are celebrating Ramadan right now, and I want to encourage them in their fast.  Since finding out that they read all the Scriptures, I thought they would enjoy this film taken directly from the gospel of Luke.

I also want to share this link with the readers of this blog, reading from other countries, who would enjoy watching a film in their own language.

I also want to encourage my fellow Americans with these thoughts:

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers….”  Hebrews 13:2

“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Exodus 22:21

““You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.  Exodus 23:9

Much love to you all!!  And May you be encouraged!!

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