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Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 out of a 4.0 in Film Studies from University of Western Ontario
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1 Samuel 20
Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, "What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to take my life?"
"Never!" Jonathan replied. "You are not going to die! Look, my father doesn't do anything, great or small, without confiding in me. Why would he hide this from me? It's not so!"
But David took an oath and said, "Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said to himself, 'Jonathan must not know this or he will be grieved.' Yet as surely as the LORD lives and as you live, there is only a step between me and death."
Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you want me to do, I'll do for you."
So David said, "Look, tomorrow is the New Moon festival, and I am supposed to dine with the king; but let me go and hide in the field until the evening of the day after tomorrow.
If your father misses me at all, tell him, 'David earnestly asked my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his hometown, because an annual sacrifice is being made there for his whole clan.'
If he says, 'Very well,' then your servant is safe. But if he loses his temper, you can be sure that he is determined to harm me.
As for you, show kindness to your servant, for you have brought him into a covenant with you before the LORD. If I am guilty, then kill me yourself! Why hand me over to your father?"
"Never!" Jonathan said. "If I had the least inkling that my father was determined to harm you, wouldn't I tell you?"
David asked, "Who will tell me if your father answers you harshly?"
"Come," Jonathan said, "let's go out into the field." So they went there together.
Then Jonathan said to David: "By the LORD, the God of Israel, I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you, will I not send you word and let you know?
But if my father is inclined to harm you, may the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away safely. May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father.
But show me unfailing kindness like that of the LORD as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,
and do not ever cut off your kindness from my familyânot even when the LORD has cut off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the LORD call David's enemies to account."
And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target.I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target.
Then Jonathan said to David: "Tomorrow is the New Moon festival. You will be missed, because your seat will be empty.
The day after tomorrow, toward evening, go to the place where you hid when this trouble began, and wait by the stone Ezel.
I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target.I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I were shooting at a target.
Then I will send a boy and say, 'Go, find the arrows.' If I say to him, 'Look, the arrows are on this side of you; bring them here,' then come, because, as surely as the LORD lives, you are safe; there is no danger.
But if I say to the boy, 'Look, the arrows are beyond you,' then you must go, because the LORD has sent you away.
And about the matter you and I discussedâremember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever."
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon festival came, the king sat down to eat.
He sat in his customary place by the wall, opposite Jonathan, [a] and Abner sat next to Saul, but David's place was empty.
Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, "Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially uncleanâsurely he is unclean."
But the next day, the second day of the month, David's place was empty again. Then Saul said to his son Jonathan, "Why hasn't the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?"
Jonathan answered, "David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem.
He said, 'Let me go, because our family is observing a sacrifice in the town and my brother has ordered me to be there. If I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away to see my brothers.' That is why he has not come to the king's table."
Saul's anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you?
As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send and bring him to me, for he must die!"
"Why should he be put to death? What has he done?" Jonathan asked his father.
But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.
Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the month he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father's shameful treatment of David.
In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for his meeting with David. He had a small boy with him,
and he said to the boy, "Run and find the arrows I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
When the boy came to the place where Jonathan's arrow had fallen, Jonathan called out after him, "Isn't the arrow beyond you?"
Then he shouted, "Hurry! Go quickly! Don't stop!" The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master.
(The boy knew nothing of all this; only Jonathan and David knew.)
Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, "Go, carry them back to town."
After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept togetherâbut David wept the most.
Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.' " Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Hey Everyone,This is just a brief note to inform everyone that we have now created a new chat room (a special thanks to Gav !!) which we hope you will all use ... For those of you who are unfamilar with chat rooms, it is a great way to meet people from around the world by having a "real time" conversation with them... You can talk about all sorts of various subjects or simpy view the online discussion... I would like to invite all of you to use this feature which I believe is a great way to connect with people from around the world...Thanks again to Gav as this would not have been possible without his hard work and dedication...Sincerely,JonoThe Mittelholzer Foundationhttp://www.mittelholzer.org Link
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
The reports state that the police had been searching for two missing children and having failed to find them, moved on. Then they got another lead about the children and returned to the area. Instead of finding the children, some neighbour directed them to the house in which this emaciated boy was found tied to some object to prevent him from leaving the premises. Further, whoever tied him up also bound his feet.
The report stated that those who found him were moved to tears. Anyone would have been. In fact, all over the city yesterday, the talk was about the cruel parents who could have done such a thing to the child.
One fellow simply could not eat because as he said, every time he looked at his meal he saw this child who was so close to death's door for the want of food and water.
The child might have been too young to pray for death but his agony cannot be experienced by the rest of us who have never had to go for more than a few hours without a meal. We certainly had access to water as we desired. But this child knew both hunger and unbearable thirst.
The police, up to when last we checked, had made no arrest but they were able to ascertain the identity of the child's parents. They have learnt that the mother is running from the father because she fears for her life. There are two other children and it is believed the two children for whom the police mounted a search may have come from that very house. They too are missing.
Further, we have learnt that because of the mother's flight the father may have vented his spleen on this hapless child whose photograph appeared on the front page of the newspaper.
From time immemorial people have been saying that children are our future. There is a song to that effect and indeed, it is the children who will be tomorrow's leaders. To torture a child is nothing more than reducing one potential leader from the future society.
That being said, we need to look at the cruelty that exists in the society. We have spoken about the father who dunked his son's hand into boiling water causing the child to lose all his fingers; the mother who poisoned her two children; the father who gave poison to four of his children before he killed himself and his wife; and those parents who literally beat their small children to death.
The woman who poisoned her children was duly informed by the late President Cheddi Jagan that her crime, while serious, was not serious enough to have her face the ultimate sanction. This, to many, was some sort of tacit support for a vicious killer. It mattered not the situation that drove the woman to such extremes.
We also had the woman who watched her child killed because her paramour did not like the child since he was fathered by another man. What animal could have resorted to such an action? As is the case of the incident reported earlier, we are not aware of the sanction being prepared by the state.
Most people rush to help the unfortunate child, some to the point of seeking police help. We are aware of some adults in society who seek the help of the administration to improve the lot of the children on the streets; we get angry when we see children abused, sometimes to the point of physically attacking the abuser; we cherish our children and we sometimes go without so that they could get.
Many of us try to live our lives through our children and so we take pride when they do well at the various examinations. But each day we are coming to the realisation that some of us are worse than the basest animal and treat our children as though they are something to be discarded.
None of us knows what the mental state of this child would be but we hope that the society deals condignly with the person who tortured him. The decent among us would wish the law to take its course; the others would seek to exact Moses Law.