olive branches


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olive branches

humorous appellation for children. [O.T.: Psalms 128:3]
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This miracle remembered by Orthodox Christians at services today was one of the reasons Jesus was greeted by crowds waving palm and olive branches when he came to Jerusalem.
2) Pilgrims from around the world carry olive branches in a procession through Jerusalem.
The rest of us ought to extend olive branches and hope the same is done for us the next time we assume the woman makes the better parent; the man, the better sportswriter; the blonde, the better date; the Asian, the better student; the African-American, the better athlete; the Caucasian, the smarter athlete; or the athlete, the better role model.