It-Tellieqa taċ-Ċriev

Kitba ta’ Joe Galea

KAUTOKEINO

Tonfoħ il-fwar minn imnifsejha, ċerva kbira tħabbat bid-dwiefer ta’ saqajha mal-art miksija silġ, bla sabar biex tibda t-tellieqa. Tlett irġiel imlefilfin fl-anoraks tagħhom jitħabtu biex iżommuha qabel it-tluq tal-korsa l-kbira tar-raħal ta’ Kautokeino. Iċ-ċerva trid ittellaq ma’ ċriev sħabha l-oħra jiġbdu lill-kuċċiera fuq is-slitti. Il-premju tal-kompetizzjoni mhux tant is-somma modesta mogħtja lir-rebbieħa daqskemm il-prestiġju li jiksbu matul is-sena li tkun ġejja fi ħdan il-komunità nomada Sami tal-Lapponja. Continue reading It-Tellieqa taċ-Ċriev

A Prayer… for those who are walking away from Jesus

Prayer by George Calleja

Lord Jesus… I believe in your Salvation

You died on the cross to bring Salvation to all nations

You died for all mankind… no matter if they believe in you or not

Jesus, you love each and every person on earth

But even though you died for us

There are people who are walking away from you

Jesus, I pray for these people

That in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

They may return back to you

Jesus, open their eyes, so that they may see ‘The Light’

Help them to listen to your Word

And to nourish it in their hearts

Jesus, I thank you

For your love will surely reach out to these people

And may they be Blessed upon returning back to you.

Fr Augustus Tolton: a prophetic response for our times

We are living in a world where, although it claims that it has made great techonological advances, yet it does poorly when it comes to human dignity. History clearly shows the great and tragic contradiction. In fact, despite the often cited “progress” in the fields of culture, science and technology, racism, tribalism, nationalism, colonialism and the caste system have been mainly responsible for the death of, at least, over 62 million human beings in the last 100 years. Continue reading Fr Augustus Tolton: a prophetic response for our times