Category: Religion

by William “Duke” Smither   “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”  U. S. Constitution – 1st […]

By William “Duke” Smither “As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.” (From the Crucifixion of Jesus, Luke 23:26-NIV)   Buried Footnotes The Holy Week and Easter festivities are on the horizon, […]

“Be the peace you wish for the world.”   (Mahatma Gandhi)   During the final earthly hours of Christ, while being savagely forced by Roman soldiers to carry his own cross to Golgotha (a.k.a.,  Calvary), a man was plucked from a crowd of jeering bystanders to help a weary and tormented Jesus.  While this brief encounter […]