22-L by Beverly

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This week at ABC Wednesday, L gets centre stage.

One of my favourite phrases, that I have hanging in my living room is based on “LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH” – something we all need to embrace.

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L is for LOVE – which is illustrated so well in the words of Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV):

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

 

We desperately need more love in this divisive world, especially love for our fellow man.

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Bertrand Russell reflected on this:

Christ said “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” and when asked “who is thy neighbour? went on to the parable of the Good Samaritan. If you wish to understand this parable as it was understood by his hearers, you should substitute “Germans and Japanese” for Samaritan. I fear my modern day Christians would resent such a substitution, because it would compel them to realize how far they have departed from the teachings of the founder of their religion.

We are each other’s neighbours – regardless of our skin colour, our religion, our sexual orientation. We need to accept and love each other – what a lovely world we could have if only we could do this.

&nbspp;

 

22-K by Melody

Hi Everybody

De letter K proves to be found much more difficult but still I’ve managed, at least I think so myself.
This statue is to be found in the foyer of a large theater in my country and if one looks at it one can see not only the K but also an O and some other letters to. Don’t worry, I won’t use this image at one of the next posts in this round, so you won’t have to look at it twice.

 

 

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Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

 

22-J by Roger

There were two songs called JUMP that made the Top 5 in the first half of 1984, and both were by family bands.

JUMP by Van Halen hit the US Billboard pop charts in January 1984 and got to #1 on February 25, spending five weeks at the top spot. This was their only song to top the charts. The song is from the 1983 album titled 1984.

The band consisted of brothers Eddie Van Halen on guitar and Alex Van Halen on drums, plus Michael Anthony on bass, and David Lee Roth on vocals, as opposed to Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherrone.

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters entered the Billboard pop charts and soul charts in April 1984, eventually hitting #3 for two weeks on both charts. They had bigger hits: Fire (1978/79) and Slow Hand (1981) went to #2, and He’s So Shy (1980) also went to #3 but all went “gold” in the US.

The group by that time was comprised of sisters Ruth, Anita, and June Pointer. Bonnie went solo in 1978. JUMP (For My Love) came from their 1983 breakout album Break Out. June died in 2006 from cancer at the age of 52.

Listen to :

JUMP by Van Halen here or here

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters here or here or here