Monday, September 17, 2007

and so our work has meaning

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.

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