Jordan’s King Abdullah II to restore Jesus’ Tomb
Impressive stateliness, dignity. Imposing character; grandeur. Many synonyms can describe the word “majesty”. According to protocol, that’s the correct way to address a monarch, however, a very few are really worthy of the adjective. Not many rulers have at heart the real interest of their people.
Once upon a time, there was this kingdom. The only treasure, its people. A kind, honest and hospitable people. The only abundance, sand. Alias, no oil. But this small and poor kingdom would be the most stable nation of its region. And when the whole world asked “why”, the answer was simple: a great king to rule a great people.
Today it was announced that King Abullah II of Jordan will pay for the restoration of the Jesus’ Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. The Holy Sepulcher has been the holiest site of Christian pilgrimage since the 4th century. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem reports that the restoration work was needed because scientific studies had revealed grave problems of moisture from the “condensation of the breath of visitors,” and oxidation due to candle smoke.
Since Jordan is a poor country, King Abdullah will pay for the project with his personal money. That’s a real king, a real Muslim, a real humanitarian, but above all, a real human being.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, you’re not only deserving of our respect and gratitude but, beyond a single solitary doubt, wondrously worthy of the word “majesty”.
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