Best of The 1992 KIT Newsletter
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KIT has heard that the Hutterian Brethren paid $1,000,000 CASH for the NewYork City police summer camp that now has become the Catskill Bruderhof.Paul Allain 12/19/91: All of our family and especially my mother and I are VERYGRATEFUL TO KITFOLKS for all your support and loving care, for your concernabout Papa's health and well-being. I know that the letters and telephone calls yougave us were a precious gift which Papa and all of us were were receiving and whichhelped him a lot go through all the pain of his illness. We are also very thankful for the telephone calls of Jacob Gneiting and the letters from several members of thecommunity, which I do not recall in detail as I only stay at my parents' home for oneor two days twice a year.Papa's burial was a very important experience for me, as I had prepared myself for this occasion in order to follow his wish that the burial be simple and with no pomp. We played the Adagio by Albinoni, and my youngest brother Daniel Felipeaccompanied it with his flute while the coffin was taken to the grave. Then I said somewords about Papa's life commitment to justice, non-violence and the need for peaceand solidarity among people. Now it is exactly this point which I would so much like to stress and put forwardto all of us, and especially to those in position of leadership, in or outside the bruderhof. The point is that our recent bruderhof history has shown beyond any shadeof doubt that we failed, as a society and as a group, and as parents and mature adults,to put the very words and promises which we so solemnly made to each other, to putinto practice those great commandments of Jesus, that is to LOVE EACH OTHER ASHE (JESUS) DID. I am not a religious fanatic, but I recognize that this commandmentis of a universal validity. Love is so essential to man's health and development and hiswhole being, that it does not matter which specific religion or philosophical belief one
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