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AI NSA S CATHOLIC 'D'EC .MBER'2',' i990'" PAGE i i' Israelis, Palestinians 8fiould re-learn how to livepeacefully Milwaukee (CNS) - Noting that Jew- ish, Muslim and Christian communites in the Middle East once lived "in rela- ely amicable relations," Archbishop nato Marfino, permanent observer of the Vatican to the United Nations, said the groups "can and must learn again" to live in harmony. Martino told a symposium on the liddle East at Marquette University most problems in the Mid- East are j r0Oted in the Arab-Israeli conflict. ~I " " " " [ i said that the crisis has lasted so I i!, g that most people living in the area I1 [ aVe been born into it. Everyone carries stressful. The way [:I e,ep scars." our holidays turn I [ ]Vlartino said that archaeological out usually mir- fiads have shown that Christian, Jewish rors our attitudes Islamic communities once lived to- and actions. To g.e er in peace, e ewash Chris- see 'how you deal II[l and, Aware of the past, th J , with some of the I muslim communities.., can-andmost common holiday chal- lenges, fill in where you be- long between the two extremes listed. "To serve as we would be servec." Martin SorenSen has been President of the National of Christians and Jews, nation's oldest and most I Prehensive human relations or- She is the sixth president history of the NCCJ Succeeds Jacqueline Grennan :ler who held the post for eight o qfferlng Christian Counseling for I o PRESSION - the King Parish AR Board of Examiners in yrs. experience, 13 in private pracUce ~01 N. University - Suite 910 Little Rock. 72207 (501) 664-3010 must learn again the painstaking art of assembling in harmony the many dif- ferent bits that can produce a new mosaic.., of prosperity and peace," he said. Martino said the conflict has led to the collapse of the social fabric. l'he absence.., of true and free political exchange undermines the legitimacy of authority and reduces governance to a ruthless exercise of power," he said. The breakdown of families and the hardening of children's hearts is an- other result of the conflict, he said. "In so many places, the laughing and .playing of children has been stifled by bursts of gunfire and the thudding of tear-gas canisters," he said. Another speaker, Jewish author Mark Ellis, said the Jewish-Christian dialogue is "based on lies" and has inhibited prospects for peace in the Middle East. Christmas and New Year's - these holidays can be happy, transforming or Overeat and gain weight @@ Balance diet with occasional splurge Never enough money for gifts @@@ Buy giRs within budget Do things that make holidays special for others only @@@ Do things to make holiday special for myself and others Repeat traditions without regard to time and money @@@ Evaluate holiday plans and matchto time and budget. If your marks fall more to the right, AMERICAN MEDICAL RENTALS 1200 Barrow Road Little Rock, AR Serving Arkansas families for more than a century. RENTALS & SALES Vincent Wren Margaret Hzer you have chosen the less stressful ap- proach to the holidays. If they are to the left, a stressful season is in your future. Changing your attitude and actions can reduce your stress, but you should do it slowly and with a plan. Use your imagination and try this four-point way to happy and transforming holidays. 1. State the problem or challenge. 2. List the "risks" that come to mind. 3. For each "risk" think of a likely "gain." 4. Think about the "gains" and try new actions and attitudes to solve your problem or challenge. Example challenge: I must repeat tradition by hosting a meal for 22 family members. I feel joyless and exhausted by the time everyone arrives. Risks (~)vs. Gains (~') Not enough time Trying new ideas may help me manage my time better. Not enough money Find out what is actually in the pantry and back of the freezer that can be used Loss of sanity It is a temporary loss but, a change in attitude could help me keep my joy. Actions and Attitudes: Decide you will enjoy the get-together because the meal will be a shared experience for all. Have each family bring their favorite dish and/or assign them a task (set table, bring flowers, entertain children, clean- up, etc.). Tell yourself, "Relax, God's in charge." Copyright 1990 Fizer & Associates CUSTOM DPRINTING I =",I co. continuous ] L_rrms / ---'-I BooUe,s I ' [. 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