10 december

“This will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and laying in a manger.”

Photo on the top of this page was taken from the article Ukraine woman shares harrowing journey of escape from warzone with her newborn baby on the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS website

I Choose

Sami Awad, peaceworker

I choose to stand against your hate and not hate you,
to resist your persecution and not demean you
to overcome your oppression and not suppress you,
to respond to your violence with non-violence.
I choose to speak loud and clear for freedom and life and not insult you.
I choose love to be my motivation.
This love is not some romanticised love that makes me submit to you and give you “my all’.
This love is not the love that justifies and excuses your actions.
This love is my strength because it conquers my fear.
Only in this love we can come together to break all systems of oppression and create the new.

Read more about Sami Awad on the Global Oneness Project website


Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
Rejoice, rejoice for Christ is born

Ex Maria vergine, gaudete!
Of the Virgin Mary. Rejoice!

Tempus adest gratiae
A time of grace is here,

Hoc quod optabamus,
For which we had hoped.

Carmina laetitiae
Songs of joy

Devote reddamus.
We devotedly return.

Deus homo factus est
God is made man;

Natura mirante,
Nature marvels.

Mundus renovatus est
The world is renewed

A Christo regnante.
By Christ’s reign.

Ezechielis porta
Ezekiel’s gate

Clausa pertransitur,
Was closed, but could be passed through;

Unde lux est orta
Thus, the light shone

Salus invenitur.
And found salvation.

Ergo nostra contio
Therefore, our assembly

Psallat iam in lustro;
Sings now in brightness.

Benedicat Domino:
We bless the Lord:

Salus Regi nostro.
Greetings to our King.

“I am not interested in power for power’s sake,
but I’m interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.”

Martin Luther King

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