Wednesday, April 15, 2009

While Fiji is in its worst Political Turmoil lets focus on how can we help our Fiji people who are suffering under the Military Dictatorship.

We are all aware of the many stories that are being told by those that are keeping abreast with the 'goings on' in Fiji.

If theres one thing we are clear on, it is that we do not wish any more harm or sufferings inflicted to all our families, friends, Fiji people, various political parties, NGOs, Churches, Media organisations, various Companies & busineses big or small, Fiji bloggers, Foreign diplomats in Fiji, visitors to Fiji, foreign media reporters, journalists etc.

Perhaps it is timely that we take time out and focus more on those that we love and are dear to us back in Fiji as well as the country itself. By doing this we can actively tell the military dictator, Voreqe Bainimarama & his regime they are no longer at the centre stage as we will put the Fiji people as our main focus as they deserve this more than what he is dishing out to them i.e incease political instability, loss of income/jobs, increase number of poverty stricken families, economy in direstrait, increase in rape cases, children have no food or cannot go to school because of ill health or lack of money etc etc.

Lets take a lesson to what Pope Benedict said during his Easter message to the world It is reprinted below as written in Los Angeles Times. The message is so important that when we reflect on it, one can see the relevance to whats happening not only in Fiji but also around the world

When Bainimarama realises that we, as Fiji loving people have shifted our attention to the people, he will not like it after all he has been in the limelight for far too long and will surely want to regain this but it will be too late.


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POPE BENEDICT'S EASTER MESSAGE

5:01 AM PDT, April 12, 2009

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI said today that reconciliation was the only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding that the entire world needed to rediscover hope to end wars, poverty and financial turmoil. In his Easter Sunday message, delivered from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica, Benedict noted that he plans to travel to the Holy Land in just a few weeks and said he would bring a message of hope and love to the region.

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The 81-year-old pope tripped as he climbed up to his gilded chair on the loggia, but recovered without incident and delivered his speech to the crowds below."Reconciliation -- difficult but indispensable -- is a precondition for a future of overall security and peaceful coexistence, and it can only be achieved through renewed, persevering and sincere efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," he said.Benedict delivered his "Urbi et Orbi" speech -- Latin for "to the city and the world" -- at the end of his Easter Sunday Mass, attended by tens of thousands of people who packed St. Peter's Square and the boulevard leading up to it.

The piazza, decorated with yellow tulips, azaleas and other spring flowers, overflowed with the faithful who came out on an overcast day to celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection, the most joyous and important day in the Christian church calendar.The crowd shouted "Benedetto" -- Italian for Benedict -- as they waited for him to appear at the loggia. They cheered as they awaited his Easter blessing, this year being delivered in 63 languages.In his first greeting -- in Italian -- Benedict offered special Easter wishes for the victims of Italy's devastating earthquake, praying that they have "the courage necessary to go forward together to build a future open to hope." In his speech, Benedict said it was "urgent" to find hope around the globe, despite mounting reasons for despair.
"At a time of world food shortage, of financial turmoil, of old and new forms of poverty, of disturbing climate change, of violence and deprivation which force many to leave their homelands in search of a less precarious form of existence, of the ever present threat of terrorism, of growing fears over the future, it is urgent to rediscover grounds for hope," he said.
He recalled his recent trip to Africa in urging the faithful to keep up hope to combat poverty and wars."Africa suffers disproportionately from the cruel and unending conflicts, often forgotten, that are causing so much bloodshed and destruction in several of her nations, and from the growing numbers of her sons and daughters who fall prey to hunger, poverty and disease,"
Benedict said.Benedict celebrated Easter Mass after presiding over the solemn, three-plus-hour Easter Vigil ceremony Saturday night. At the end of that service, Benedict sounded hoarse and looked tired.But the pope -- who turns 82 on Thursday -- appeared well-rested by Sunday morning and held up well throughout the Mass.He is expected to travel Sunday afternoon to the papal summer retreat in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, for a few days of rest after the busy Holy Week services.The pope's May 8-15 Middle East tour, his first to the region as pope, will include Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, with stops in cities including Amman, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-pope-easter13-2009apr13,0,4882032.story









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