Holiday Greetings from Saudi Ambassador

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RTR6XFL.jpgSomething for those who think Christianity and Islam are deeply divided, a holiday card greeting I received from Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States:

In the name of God, Most Compassionate Most Merciful,

Behold, the angels said:

"O Mary, God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him:

his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and hereafter and of  (the company of) those nearest to God;


-- Aurat Al-i-Imran, Holy Quran

I'm a devout secularist, but it's good in this season to be reminded of the deep ties between cultures which some use to divide.

Happy holidays.

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