Thursday, 20 March 2008

Thursday - The Lord 's Supper

Jesus celebrates the Passover and institutes the Lord 's Supper.In agony He prays in the Garden of Gethsemane where He is betrayed.

This morning when I was busy in the kitchen there was a commotion in the garden. A group of 20 or more teenage boys entered our campus with the intent to vandalize our property and garden.The Hindu festival of color called Holi (Check here for more info) falls this weekend. It symbolizes victory of good over evil and can be celebrated in a congenial spirit but people take advantage of the occasion and come out with their worst behaviour.There is drunken revelry out on the streets and a whole lot more I cannot describe. The city comes to a standstill for two days from early morning till late afternoon.
So these boys entered our premises with their celebration as an excuse. Mother was very agitated and tried to shoo them away, they wouldn 't listen.She called me outside but I did not go as I did not have the strength to do battle with that gang.I simply do not have the ability to drive away a group of marauding teenagers.
Anyway they went away.Mom was very upset and angry.I said since we don 't have the strength to combat these vandals the next time they come we will ask the Lord to send His angels to protect us from them.My poor Mom said ;"Yes, this time He used me as His angel". I agreed to that.Praise God they didn 't come again.
In the afternoon I went to see Aunt Premlata and took her a month 's supply of iron capsules to increase her haemoglobin count.
Also visited my cousins and aunt from the UK. Had a lovely time with them.My cousins have written and produced a film about the British Raj. Parts of it have been shot on our campus.I will do a post about it.
Here is a photo of Shaloo"s kids, Simran and Babu. This was taken nearly 2 years ago.They are sweet children but not receiving proper parental care.If they were living in the West they would have been put under foster care.
In the evening was our Maundy Thursday Communion Service. I sent Mom and stayed with Aunt Sybil.She is better.
I made dinner and bran bread.

6 Fertilize my soul:

Natalie said...

that was scary about those boys. I will pray for you.

Louise said...

I am so sorry to learn of how those boys frightened you and your Mother. May God give you peace and keep you both safe from all harm.
Amrita, I have some Christian CD's that I'd like to send you if you'd care to have them. Please email your address to me at and I'll get them to you.
God bless you dear one.

Shari said...

I'm glad that those boys moved on and didn't come back.

Idle hands are the devil's workshop..or is it handiwork? They just need something to do to stay out of trouble.

Jeanette said...

Amrita, your posts this Easter week have been a real blessing to me. I have been too busy to comment much, but I think of you often and pray that the Lord will lift up your spirits and encourage you. He is using you right where you are even though the circumstances seem less than good at times. You have taught me a lot since I started reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

KOSTAS said...

the religious fanaticism of certain persons reaches many times in utmost!
Take care!

I wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

Amrita said...

Thank you dear friends. The Lord 's hand is upon us we were not disturbed after that.

It just anti-social behaviour Kostas. People just don 't realize that their actions can hurt someone else.

Thank you very much Louise. I have sent you my address, hope it won 't be too much trouble.