Saturday, September 23, 2006

Self Reliance

Israelis pessimistic on eve of Jewish New Year

As I read this article what stood out to me was there was no mention of God at all.

"We are buried under a mountain of problems," he says. "And unfortunately, I can't see any breakthough in the next year."

It seems as though Israel is just like any other secular nation. I know this article is just a snapshot and not necessarily how everyone is feeling but I think it does reflect the condition of the country based on what is happening to them.

They are doing exactly what they have done over and over again - forgetting God and relying on their own strength. And what is happening to them is the same thing that has happened to them before - their enemies are getting stronger and things are looking bleak. Anyone who has read through the history of Israel in the bible knows where this is leading and it's not good news.

How does it go? "He who forgets history is doomed to repeat it."

"It is a shame Sharon is no longer in power. Such things wouldn't have happened if he had been around," Elias says.

Yeah, it's a shame.

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