Makes Ya Want Ta Party a Little Harder…

December 18, 2007 at 9:50 am

From a former Muslim young female friend this morning:

Hello Maggie,

I think I’m starting to understand now. You really good at explaining things. Thank you for listining to me. You’re a good person and sometimes I think that you must be an angel that God sent to me. You really helped me alot. [Maggie note:  Most new Christmas will call you an angel.  They can’t imagine truth could be so sweet on it’s own.  But, it is!]
 
I really want to celebrate christmas, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen, because of my family. The would hate me if I did that. They still think I’m muslim. I still pretend that I pray to God their way, but I don’t really mean what I say. It hurts me that I have to do that every day, 5 times a day, and go to the mosque every saturday. It’s really painful. I think i’m going insane. Maybe I’m mentally ill, I don’t know: (
 
My biggest wish is that my family accept me as who I am, and realize that Islam is not the right religion.
 
I really don’t know what to do. If I go to a mosque a again, I will die. I can’t stand it. I really can’t. My family is making my live a living hell! Sigh..

Celebrate Christ’s birth if you can, friends.  Celebrate for those who cannot and want with all their hearts to bask in his love openly, to share, and having family share in their joy.  Celebrate.  For He has come to save His people from their sin.

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa

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"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa

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