Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Christian in the Lebanon? In this video, Daniella Daou, SKILD’s Partner Relations Coordinator, tells us what it is like to be a Christian in the midst of a unique and diverse consociational system.
In this video, Betty Maarari, coordinator of SKILD’s Parent2Parent support group, shares with listeners about the importance of protecting the powerless and of giving honor to the weaker parts, since we are all a part of one body.
Pastor Joseph Kazzi shares about the power of the resurrection and its effect on the disciples. As a result of Christ’s resurrection we can be children of hope.
In this video, our partner on the ground, Joe Bridi, shares his reflections on the Lenten season with us. He asks us important questions about how we are living our lives and how we are investing in our relationships with God and others.
Here we reach the eighth and final blessing Jesus offers in the Beatitudes. Continuing to shake up the status quo as He always had a way of doing, Jesus tells His followers about the seemingly ironic blessing of being persecuted for the sake of righteousness.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matt. 5:8). It’s tempting to read these words as we read most words—quickly and without much thought—but I encourage you to pause and let these words sink in: they will see God.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Here we reach the fifth of the eight blessings Jesus offers in the Beatitudes.
After having mourned over our sins, we are, as a natural consequence, humbled into being meek, a term few people use these days especially since being humble and gentle towards others is perceived as more of a weakness than a virtue. However, perhaps ‘meek’ could be better translated as ‘disciplined’.