11 March 2014

Syrian Nuns Set Free


There was great news today that the Orthodox nuns of Mor Thekla Monastery in Maaloula, Syria were freed from their captivity by the so-called 'Syrian Rebels' who have been funded and supported by Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Mother Pelagia Sayaf, the mother of the community, said very powerfully, "God did not leave us."

This Lenten season even as we battle the bondage and captivity of the world, the flesh and the devil that seek to keep us from living fully in the Kingdom of God, these are beautiful words to remember for whatever our battle or our cross may be: "God did not leave us."  

Indeed, God does not ever leave us.