Thanks for the temptation
By: Elias Bejjani

Thanks for the Lebanese installed officials who exported to our Diaspora camouflaged human antiques with hearts full of hatred and deeply rooted grudges.
Thanks to Lebanon's Interior Minister, Baabda's appointed president's son-in-law, for successfully delegating an evil team of agents to the Diaspora designated to monitor what we say and do.
Thanks and congratulations to Lebanon's Internal Security superiors who brutally and savagely assaulted patriotic peaceful students, lawyers and engineers in front of the Justice Palace in Beirut.
Thank you for successfully hiring an extremely efficient venomous Diaspora team who wear deceptive robes and big crosses around their necks.  This team has through words and actions far surpassed you in subservience, infiltration and Trojan acts. Thanks to the Intelligence Security forces that raided St. Joseph's University campus in Al- Dekwani and confiscated the Lebanese flag. Rejoice, you have become a role model for a Diaspora team that have vowed to blemish the Lebanese communities' reputation through tagging its members with terrorism.

Thanks to some of our Diaspora community members, whose conscious has turned numb, lost all human incentives and desensitized themselves for love, forgiveness and empathy.
Thanks for those who have sold their tongues and stances to the highest bidder.
Thank you for giving false and forged affidavits against righteous nationals.
Thanks for those who have authorized assailants to trespass the 10452-km square doctrine believers from God's temples. Thanks to those who turned a blind eye on honor and dignity after volunteering to uphold it.
Thanks for those who deluded themselves into punishing comrades that remind them of their cowardliness and weaknesses. Thanks for those who forged their testimonies to serve vicious aims.
Thanks for those who abandoned the honorable stances to which they had previously committed.
Thanks for the chameleon-like men, for their acts, stances, commitments and statements.

Thanks for those who planned venomous conspiracies at the expense of their allies and at the expense of their country's holy cause.
Thanks for those who withdrew their crucial support, abandoning their allies and comrades when they were needed the most. Thanks to those who volunteered to advocate for devious practices, deception and sin.
Thanks for those who showed no gratitude for patriotic parties and organizations that had and still defend courageously Lebanon's faith, dignity, identity, history and human rights.
Thanks for those who denied sacred sacrifices offered by thousands of martyrs who gave up their lives on Lebanon's altar. Thanks for those who adopted the "divide and conquer" imperialistic concept.
Thanks for the shepherds who appeased and sided with Lebanon's oppressors.
Thanks for the Shepherd who claimed his ownership for the temple.

Thank you Shepherd for heretic and camouflaging acts ignoring that the temple is the body of Jesus who said: "It is written in the Scriptures that God said, "My Temple will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a hideout for thieves" (Matthew  21.12)
Thanks for the shepherd that dispersed his sheep and sent them to courts with false and fabricated allegations.
Thanks for the officials who divide the ranks of our people, abuse their resources, distract their efforts, close down their temples, fire their righteous priests, confiscate their funds and trespass their peace advocates from the temple.
Thanks for the parenthood that had accused its own children.
Thanks for those who boldly unveiled their political and patriotic shameful affiliations and beliefs.
Thank you for removing the masks from your deceitful faces.

Thanks for all those who gave themselves the right to judge others ignoring what Jesus has said in this regard: "Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others." (Matthew 6-7)
Thanks for those who are putting us through temptation because they inspire us to focus more on Jesus' teachings: "Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers. Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted. (Matthew 5-11)

Yes, as Our Lord Jesus taught us, we will love our enemies and bless those who curse us.
We shall thank our oppressors and persecutors in a bid to teach them what they should have preached and to show them how real forgiveness, tolerance and love should be.
Yes, as Almighty God has put his begotten Son through forty days of temptation at the hands of Beelzebub, we are currently put through temptation to test our faith, convictions, values, unity and patriotism.
Yes, as Jesus was victorious in his temptation test, we are going by God's blessings to defeat those who are putting us through temptation.
We believe in Jesus who said: "I am the road and the truth". The truth will prevail no matter the obstacles.
Yes, we will keep on turning the left cheek whenever we are struck on the right one because we believe in Jesus' message. "Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too" (Matthew 5-38) At the same time as Jesus instructed us, we shall defend ourselves. The Bible states: "If you do not have the money to buy a sword, sell your garment and buy one." Our sword is symbolized in faith, courage and in witnessing for the truth, as well as patience in facing injustice. 

"Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them" (Matthew 5)

Talking about judgment, rewarding, temptation, and sin brings to mind what Jesus said to his betraying disciple Judas: "How terrible for the man who betrays the son of man! It would have been better for that man if he had never been born!" (Matthew 26-22) . Neither persecution nor intimidation shall be able to deter nor weaken our struggle for freedom, justice, peace, love and truth. We live in the hopes of resurrection. We find our conciliation in Jesus' holy words: "Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers."

Long Live Free Lebanon
Long Live the truth