Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 386
March 17, 2023
Alarms yesterday morning. Total war on various directions of the front. Wartime calm in the morning.
The Word… Simple and unequivocal! “Thus says the Lord: ‘Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have fallen by your own guilt. Take your words with you and return to the LORD!’”
“‘Hear, My people, I want to admonish you,’ he said. May you listen to Me, o Israel!”
Just one… “The first is: ‘Hear, o Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Obey God and you will be happy…
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Our volunteers (angels) in the East of Ukraine. (photo)
Helping people who are grateful to Poland and Poles. (photo)
Brothers, Capuchin Sisters with people in the streets of the city pray for peace in Ukraine. (photo)
Mrs. Speaker’s visit. Sr. Malgorzata reports:
We had the opportunity to host today Mrs. Deputy Marshal the Parliment – Malgorzata Gosiewska, but also other guests from Poland, who, in addition to their hearts, brought gifts for the needy and, above all, for the front. Unusual experience of pre-foreign people, with whom one feels so ordinary, without big labels. What has perpetuated in my heart is this atmosphere of understanding and being together. Ukrainian borscht and stories. And finally, a T-shirt from its owner, who, in a surge of sincerity of his heart, simply took it off and gave it like the greatest Treasure.
The people left, and what remained in the heart was gratitude, the desire to transform what is crooked and that thread of kindness that only some people have, this time it was Them. And our Oksanka, who was able to make the food appreciated even by Polish stomachs and hearts. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Krasyliv/Slobidka-Krasylivs’ka (Br. Leonid Kushniruk):
Slobidka as always at the post. Food products were purchased with funds from the project. Slobidka went to a higher level of production and now not only to its soldiers and also civilians pass to Kherson, Lugansk. Some parishioners come to help every day. (photo)