A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2013, with statistics broken down by island. The Source…
On Thursday, April 25, the St. Thomas community was enjoying J'Ouvert when the celebration was shattered by gunshots which injured three people. Public safety officials immediately canceled the remainder of J'Ouvert.
The Forum presents the third in its series of foreign films. It is a Chilean movie called "No."READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
The 10th annual Beach to Beach Power Swim is set for Sunday on St. John and, with the entries capped at 300, time is running out to register. Last year, 283 swimmers raised $20,000.READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
According to police, Vasheo Donastorg was washing his car outside his home on Lime Street when shots rang out Monday evening, killing the 18-year-old. Police are urging anyone with information to call.READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
What would Jesus do has become a catch phrase for all kinds of things: What kind of car would He drive? How would He talk to His mother? Who would He be friends with?
At this auspicious time of remembering His ultimate sacrifice and splendid resurrection, I think it’s a question worth reflecting upon. Our community and other communities across the globe are facing major challenges economically, ecologically, ethically and worse. Wars rage, children starve, politicians lie, governments steal from their people, people steal from each other, parents beat their children, children beat their parents – and we refuse to give an inch of our own to gain a yard for the rest of humanity.
So, what would Jesus do?
A few random questions for thought: would Jesus
– harbor hatred and resentment;
– spread rumors:
– lie about His neighbors
– recycle and compost;
– own a gun;
– judge those around Him;
– love the less fortunate;
– own two yachts;
– use drugs;
– eat Himself into illness;
– love everyone and treat them as He wished to be treated?
I think the answers to these questions are obvious.
I hope that all of us will spend the next four days reflecting on how we can each become more like Jesus. He was God’s child, as are we all.
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world, if we all acted as if we truly understood that?