Blog 2,000–Why 2-K?

I can’t explain it.

What I can say, like anything worthwhile, you get better at it.

Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, puts into perspective what happens to one who desires to share Truth…it’s called opportunity.

Excerpts from Acts 8:

The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,
“Get up and head south…”
…Now there was an Ethiopian…
who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home.
Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
The Spirit said to Philip,
“Go and join up with that chariot.”
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said,
“Do you understand what you are reading?”
He replied,
“How can I, unless someone instructs me?”
So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.
This was the Scripture passage he was reading:

Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who will tell of his posterity?
For his life is taken from the earth.

Then the Ethiopian said to Philip in reply,
“I beg you, about whom is the prophet saying this?
About himself, or about someone else?”
Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this Scripture passage,
he proclaimed Jesus to him.
As they traveled along the road
they came to some water,
and the Ethiopian said, “Look, there is water.
What is to prevent my being baptized?”
Then he ordered the chariot to stop,
and Philip and he both went down into the water,
and he baptized him.
When they came out of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away,
and the Ethiopian saw him no more,
but continued on his way rejoicing.

There was no Internet back then…and if you happen to be a regular reader, I dare say, you’d be that Ethiopian and I’d be Phillip.

The purpose of this blog is not to promote Republicans and discredit Democrats, though it may seem so.

The fact is, both are weak.

The purpose, even 2,000 posts later, is to promote Truth, for the sake of those hungry for it, like that man in his chariot.

I love to share delicious food…like my hummoos and tabuleh.

If you’re lucky enough to have eaten either, you know I’m not exaggerating.

Just like sharing healthy cuisine, I’m compelled to share what God has put in my heart, with family and friends.

I understand there’ll always be people who hate chick peas and parsley, the main ingredient in my two signature dishes.

But they’re so few in number, they can’t discourage my kitchen exercises.

Thank you 2,000 times, for those who’ve joined me on this Spiritual journey.

I may not be Khalil Gibran, but I know what he likes to eat.

PS…I got my numbers crossed, today’s blog is actually number 1,100, not 2,000.  When I saw the count at 1,099, I got overly excited…FYI, that’s why we need help to interpret what’s going on in our lives…otherwise we may get carried away.


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