Tuesday, August 14, 2007

An Eventful Weekend

It all started with the earthquake then the next night there was a spectacular meteor shower around 1 in the morning. I know this because I sleep on my roof where it is cool. The shower was happening literally above us. One landed on the other side of the mountain from my house. Some of them were streaking all the way across the sky from horizon to horizon. I wish you could have been there because I am not one for poetic description.

Those two awesome displays of nature, and the wonder in which it had entranced me was broken yesterday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6945504.stm

There was yet another bombing in Morocco. This time it wasn't in the far off coastal city of Casablanca, it was in Meknes, one of the Imperial Cities. To set your mind at ease... Meknes, although considerably closer to me than Casablanca, is still about 140km away from me. So don't worry about me, worry about Morocco and worry about our world, and if you pray, pray for us all.

We, all of us, are in the fight of our lives. You and I are warring against indifference in our own lives, and the objectifying influence hatred and ignorance have on all of our hearts. As long as we live in a world with and "us and a them" we will be at war. Until we finally discover that there is nothing but "we" we will always be fighting. Those of us here attempt to stand in that gap and are struggling against both ourselves and other forces to bring two wayward families together, or at least to remind all of us that we are family.

There are always times of doubt here because sometimes because the immediacy doesn't always seem that evident.

It is.

From an imperfect and humbled minister of reconciliation...

4 comments:

tarentula said...

"So don't worry about me, worry about Morocco and worry about our world, and if you pray, pray for us all"..i am curious to know why you are in Morocco in the 1st place. PEace Corps and Minister in the same blog gave you away a bit....if it is not a religious right wing fanaticism, it is spy missions....just what are the Peace Corp doing out there? i know it is anything but Peace and if you want to be safe, come back home....

othon said...

I liked that," to bring two wayward families together." Well put for a someone not poeticly inclined... greetings from the north (Riff).

avagunter said...

Come on Samuel! First you got chased by wolves, then almost hit by meteors, caught in the midst of a squeegie revolution, and then in an earthquake?!?! I mean I know you get bored out in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of sheep, but seriously. You should at least spread these events out a little more to make them somewhat believeably. lol. Oh and by the way darren says you should go find the meteor and sell it to buy a wife to carry your water for you ;-)

Cynthia said...

c'mon, samuel, tarentula needs a response from you! you can't let that one get by!