From Bir-Zeit to the world
March 9, 2002

Dear brothers and sisters,
I would like to share with you some ideas and reflections and thoughts that
I have in my mind.
First of all, as you know and follow the news, the situation is escalated in
a dramatic way . We are absolutely forbidden to use the roads, a tighter
siege...

I wish I just could find the words to express and its not a question of a
foreign language,...

Lately I was trying  not to listen or watch the news, may be to hide my head
in the sand, as a way to focus more and stay away from all these political
and media presentation ... I'm trying to be more and more with my brothers
and sisters in the parish to share, listen and pray with them... But I feel
really helpless. If Our lord went through 14 stations to get risen I think
we are going through hundreds of thousands of painful stations to get risen
and no body knows when we will finish this via dolorosa...
I'm telling the people to keep and live the hope and faith, but sometimes I
doubt deeply... and keep asking why and when????
The suffers and the pain are such a great blessing, a strong experience and
lesson to live and to learn but could you tell me until when that I can wait
and survive... I do believe that the cross that God sent for us is the same
size of our shoulders  but until when could we just carry it...

When I was 12 years old, one of our neighbours went to jail for some reason,
and at that time I wondered what and how he felt there.
Now I know what's a prison, not because some one told me but because I  feel
and live in a big prison.

The people think that I know many things and I can handle it, or at least
know the answers for all these questions, can anyone of you dare and tell me
the answers...

IF YOU ARE CHRISTIAN AND BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE YOU AND ME, WE SHOULD BELIEVE
IN MIRACLES... SO PLEASE THIS IS WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT WE WANT, A VERY VERY
BIG MIRACLE CALLED "PEACE AND JUSTICE" IN THE LAND OF ABSENT PEACE,
PALESTINE,,, PRAY WITH ME HARDER WITH MORE MORTIFIACTIONS AND FASTING...
 
 

yours
Abouna Iyad
 
 

Fr. Iyad Twal
Our Lady Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church
P.O. Box 9
Birzeit
Tel : 02- 2810734
Fax : 02- 2810282