Old thoughts, worth sharing again. It was about a year ago that I—living abroad and far too often expected as a token American to explain US politics—prepared this republication of a Facebook post made back in October of 2012, but I shied away from publishing it. Our missionary organization discourages us from political involvement, and so I again distance myself from that aspect, seeking here only to encourage grace, love, and healing as a nation, regardless of the disagreements that too often and too greatly divide us.
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The greatest of these is love
A good reminder
After years of anticipation, prayer, and planning, we arrived in Cape Town Monday morning. A cold, damp winter sky was adorned with a rainbow, full of beauty and God’s promises. A friend I’d finally met guided us to the bus that took us and our belongings to the guest house.
Since then, we’ve seen him every day and had many joyful and interesting conversations. He’s been very open about life and practice and culture here, taught us to drive on what he calls “the correct side” of the road, taken us to home and office and stores and car dealerships, and universally been a wonderful host and guide.
He’s also asked us a bit about the US and its culture, church, and politics. And therein I stumbled yesterday into a valuable reminder.
We get by with a little help from our friends…
I’m not a huge fan of the Beatles, but that one’s on my mind tonight. Thanks to some dear friends, our next prayer letter’ll be going out in tomorrow’s mail.
A friend I never met
Raphael Mudenda was a good man, a great inspiration, and a dear friend.
I wish I’d met him.