Letter to the Editor: Great photo
BY Lise Glaser, Tulsa
Sunday, December 23, 2012
12/23/12 at 3:27 AM
Kudos to Tulsa World photographer Mike Simons for his inspiring picture printed Dec. 9. His photo showed a teenage female member of the Islamic Society marching in the Holiday Parade and happily waving to the crowd. Behind her was a balloon of the Earth. Catching the two together was a stroke of genius as it silently acknowledges the global nature of our nation in its embrace of people from all cultures, religions and races.
Controversy still surrounds the name change of this event from formerly being called a Christmas parade to now being called a holiday parade. Yet, this good Christian woman rejoices that the Christ, which is God's hand at work on Earth, honors no boundaries between peoples on Earth, all of whom are God's children, and lovingly touches the lives of all mankind regardless of religion or lack thereof.
The picture demonstrates love at work in Tulsa, showing that the name of a parade cannot hinder the unstoppable power of the nondenominational Christ in our community. May this picture worthily circle the very globe that it metaphorically captures.
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Amera Hammami, 14, of the Islamic Society of Tulsa waves as she walks in
the Holiday Parade of Lights in Tulsa on Dec. 8. Hammami said “Merry Christmas”
as she walked. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World