A Week of Faith and Belief The Celebrations of Passover and Easter
Holy Week is upon us and this year the tragic deaths of three of
As the Christian and Jewish faiths celebrate this holiest of Holy Weeks…from Palm Sunday to Passover…To Good Friday…to Easter…we realize just how fortunate we are to live in this country where freedom of religion is such a fundamental part of our lives! We are blessed here in
Religions of all types have played a vital role throughout the history of mankind as the foundations of societies worldwide; primarily for the better, but on occasion, for the worse.
Unfortunately, down through the years, many injustices have been committed in the name of “religion.” Problems develop when different intolerant religious groups forcefully try to impose their views on others with different religious beliefs.
From the days of the Crusades…Through the Holy Wars…to the present day…with religious friction in
The Christian and Jewish faiths give us a standard of principles which work to the betterment of society. At the same time, we also should respect and be tolerant of other religions such as those in the Arab countries which, in different cultures, provide their own set of principles.
For most of us, Holy Week is a time for atonement, a time for reflection, a time for dedication. For most of us, devotion to our religion gives us a sense of purpose, a reason for being. For ,most of us, our religion gives us comfort and concern for the wellbeing of others; a meaningful expression of life as it is intended to be.
Therefore, on behalf of the staff of KQV, while we extend our condolences to the families of Police Officers Kelly, Mayhle, and Sciullo, during this Holy Week let us be grateful for who we are, for what we are, and for the importance of the role our religion and our faith plays in our lives.
To this end, our best wishes to you and your family for a spiritually rewarding Holy Week!
Robert W. Dickey
Broadcast: April 9, 10, 11, 12, 2009
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