This sums it up so well…
CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
my forgiven sin
my peace within.
“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”
King James Version
Deborah Ann Belka
Very appropriate poem in light of Good Friday/Resurrection Sunday
I think so too, Pastor Jim.
Oslo, early on Easter Morning:
I greet all you good friends in America, and wish you a blessed Easter Day (as we call it).
Christ has risen!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Marianne. I wish you a blessed Easter Day as well. I’ve passed along your kind words to my family.
He is risen indeed!
BTW…I still haven’t posted the excellent Sunday Guardian series yet as I have been quite occupied. I will get to it one of these days. The most recent article quotes you as I’m sure you are well aware. As anyone who has read about this issue here probably knows who you are, I would like to quote that part of the article here as the comment is educational and because the pain for the families you are attempting to help may be felt deeper during holidays such as Easter.
“Professor Marianne Skanland of Norway has written about how in 2012 the Raundalen Committee, a committee appointed by the Norwegian Parliament to examine “attachment” in children, made the recommendation that “the biological principle” should be excluded and replaced by a “development-enhancing principle” for selecting “on a scientific principle” where children should be raised. The committee was headed by psychologist Magne Raundalen who, less than a generation ago argued that it was favourable to let children use expletives and obscenities, and not to correct them.
This has created the situation in Norway today where children are considered the property of the state, on “loan”, so to speak, to parents who may keep them only as long as they do not teach the children something that is not pre-approved by the state, or a minor elite of people who consider themselves the sole authority on what is best for the children.”