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Post by Tony Bennett on 31.01.13 19:44

I received a gift of spikenard through the post this morning from a well-wisher who is an active member of this forum .

I would like to acknowledge this very thoughtful gift publicly.

In her enclosed letter, the sender referred me to an extended passgae of the Bible, from John's Gospel Chap 11 v 1 to Chap 12 v 11. The specific reference to spikenard is in Chap 12 v 3, where "Mary took a pound of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment".

There was, however, an objector present who opposed this being done, Judas Iscariot, who doesn't come out of this story very well. The spikenard should have been sold, he complained, for '300 pence', and 'given to the poor'.

The account in Chapter 11 would have had a great deal of interest for Martin Grime's Eddie, had he been alive at the time, for in verse 39 we read how Lazarus had been dead for 4 whole days and how 'his body stinketh', no doubt with a great deal of 'cadaver scent contaminant'. But (vv 40-45), Christ then raised him from the dead.

Those that saw it fell into two camps. Some believed. Others sneaked off to report this event to the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day, who then plotted - successfully, and with Judas's help -to kill Christ.

The kind sender of this gift, in her letter, said the spikenard was to relieve stress and tension, and to try to induce a state of calm.

It seems from what we read in the passage that Mary had a strong sense that Christ was hortly going to suffer, which indeed he did, just 6 days later. Which is why she used the costly, but very useful, spikenard.

Along the way in the past five years, some people have done all kinds of things to help and support me.

This was one of the nicest.

And unfortunately very necessary at the present time

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Post by olipet on 31.01.13 21:55

thats lovely. one can rally around all day and night over the internet which is very supportive, but when someone takes their own time out to do something like that - well, thats real friendship and im so glad you have that. never met you tony but really rooting for you and so admire your huge strength.

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Post by margaret on 31.01.13 22:15

Tony, you are a very courageous man to risk your freedom for the pursuit of truth, l wish you the very best of luck.

Regardless of how next week pans out at least you have TRUTH and HONESTY on your side.

I will be praying for the right result for both you and Madeleine. Xxx
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Post by womandotcom on 31.01.13 22:17

Tony, I really wish I could come and support you in person but unfortunately its impossible for me to do. All I can do is to add my good wishes and prayers to those that have already been given, and hope that when push comes to shove, good sense will prevail. My thoughts are with you, and if I was to send you a gift, it would be a large box of courage to help you face these bullies.

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Post by davidslewgoliath on 31.01.13 22:57

Tony - Having been a viewer for many years - today I am compelled to join in here to wish you all the very best for your upcoming court ordeal. You are a man of outstanding integrity and courage and my thoughts and prayers will be with you in your fight for justice for a lost child. Please get some rest and stay strong.

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Post by Guest on 31.01.13 23:03

Welcome davidslewgoliath, great username. Thank you joining and registering your support for Tony

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Post by davidslewgoliath on 31.01.13 23:21

Thank you for the welcome Candyfloss and glad you like my username! I felt it was an appropriate choice under the circumstances of what we are now witnessing.

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Post by PeterMac on 31.01.13 23:42

@davidslewgoliath wrote:Thank you for the welcome Candyfloss and glad you like my username! I felt it was an appropriate choice under the circumstances of what we are now witnessing.
But do you know how David slew Goliath ?

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Post by Guest on 31.01.13 23:44

@PeterMac wrote:
@davidslewgoliath wrote:Thank you for the welcome Candyfloss and glad you like my username! I felt it was an appropriate choice under the circumstances of what we are now witnessing.
But do you know how David slew Goliath ?

Wasn't it with that 'unturned stone'?
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Post by russiandoll on 31.01.13 23:46

stone, catapult, chink in the armour? as far as I can remember.....

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Post by davidslewgoliath on 01.02.13 0:30

Indeed Candyfloss yes

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Post by Tony Bennett on 01.02.13 0:31

@PeterMac wrote:
@davidslewgoliath wrote:Thank you for the welcome Candyfloss and glad you like my username! I felt it was an appropriate choice under the circumstances of what we are now witnessing.
But do you know how David slew Goliath ?
With one well-aimed blow. To the forehead. He was up against a 9-foot-plus, well-armed giant. I think IIRC that Goliath had a total of 24 fingers and toes - an occasional mutation that afflicts a few folk - it might have been helpful on a keyboard

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Post by Juulcy on 01.02.13 11:26

Dear mr. Bennett,
I wish you all the best of luck in the upcoming days, my thoughts will be with you. I am afraid I am not as religious as I used to be, but I might even try a heartfelt prayer as well.
This probably sounds stupid or patronising but I mean it well: Bring water (dehydration is the quickest energy and concentration drainer) and brainfood (nuts and raisins)....
Glad to see you retained your sense of humour... (The tongue in cheek answer to the whistler's case in Australia. )
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Post by Tony Bennett on 01.02.13 11:29

@Juulcy wrote:Glad to see you retained your sense of humour...
Believe me, I've been crying as well as laughing. The sense of humour is like a release from a pressure cooker situation

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Post by Guest on 01.02.13 12:09

I don't think I'd have survived bad times in my life without a sense of humour.

http://www.quotegarden.com/humor.html
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Post by bobbin on 01.02.13 12:19

Jean wrote:I don't think I'd have survived bad times in my life without a sense of humour.

http://www.quotegarden.com/humor.html

I particularly like this one Jean. I think Victor Borge had the most amazing insight and delivery.
'There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. ~Victor Borge, London Times, 3 January 1984'

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Post by sallypelt on 01.02.13 12:42

Tony, I too want to wish you all the best for the forthcoming trial. Just remember, that truth has nothing to fear, even if it always takes the long way home. The World needs more people like you, who will put their well-being on the line to prove an injustice.

I hope you have the backing of people in high places, and you will come out of this smelling of roses, as I am believe you will.

As for the McCann's, their days in the sun are coming to an end. As many people on here realise, the McCann's have been protected by people from the highest level of the land. The question is, WHY? BILDERBERG?? *cough, cough, DID I say that? For a moment, I lost control of my senses, so please, please ignore what I just typed. I don't know what came over me

As for a sense of humour, it's been stated on many occasions that the reason Great Britain never had a people's revolution, is because we have the ability to laugh our way out of a serious situation.

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Post by sallypelt on 01.02.13 12:54

Tony, I once heard this quote about truth. At this moment in time it's very appropriate for you and the McCanns.

Tony to the McCann's: If you'll stop telling lies about me, I'll stop telling the truth about you

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Post by Tony Bennett on 01.02.13 12:58

@sallypelt wrote:As for a sense of humour, it's been stated on many occasions that the reason Great Britain never had a people's revolution, is because we have the ability to laugh our way out of a serious situation.
In the case of the European Union, I'd prefer us - ASAP, not wait until 2018 - to VOTE our way out of a serious situation

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