today, one of tanenbaum's peacemakers, ricardo esquivia of colombia, came to visit and to speak with the staff about his work and his experiences as a mennonite preacher working for peace in colombia.
i don't often have the feeling of being in the presence of a holy person, but today was an exception. to meet a person as beautiful as ricardo is a true blessing. afro-indio, son of a leper, taken in by mennonites, and now working with both guerrillas and paramilitary forces to try to effect change. and working from a pluralistic, all-encompassing position that tries its hardest not to be prejudicial towards anyone, not withstanding the violent parties with whom he has audiences.
still drying the tears from my eyes.