Fighting Monks of Jerusalem

I discovered something new from Penny the other day as she was applying her lipstick. She recounted a conversation she and her colleagues at work had had (they are all female). It seems that the new lipsticks makes the lips tingle! I asked how come, and she said it is the chemicals it contains. I asked what chemical, and she said the ones to make the lips swell and look more full.

More full!? It must just about burn the lips off

I am amazed that people are willing to put such stuff on their faces. I was going to add that I would not, but then I wouldn’t anyway … honest.

But thinking of strange behaviour, I was captivated by the images of the fighting monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I know about the refusal of each side to give way to the other as each side claims ownership of the site.

The BBC reporter called it the world’s most holy Christian site. Rubbish! The most holy Christian site to each believer is their own heart, and whether it is wholly committed to Jesus. Jesus died for people, not places.

And who says it is the site of the tomb of Jesus? I think the site known as the Garden Tomb is more convincing as being the authentic one. But when it comes down to it, the only important thing about the tomb of Jesus is not where it was, but that it was empty after his resurrection.

3 thoughts on “Fighting Monks of Jerusalem

  1. Somehow your post title had initially conjured up funny images of kungfu-wielding Jews, in my head.

    Are they still fighting over that location, after all these years? It’s really sad that they do so – I first read about them last Easter, I think. I wonder what they think Jesus will think about what they’re doing!

  2. “The BBC reporter called it the world’s most holy Christian site. Rubbish! The most holy Christian site to each believer is their own heart, and whether it is wholly committed to Jesus. Jesus died for people, not places.”

    Precisely! Amen!

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