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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

On witness

To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery.  It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.
--Emmanual Cardinal Suhard

This quote came in some of my reading over the sabbatical, and strikes me as a worthy goal for our missionary life here—to live so that our lives only make sense in light of the reality of God.  Amen.

2 comments:

Lyds said...

Wow the pictures of Zanzibar are so beautiful! It sounds like you all had such a wonderful time...I am thankful to God that you were all able to take a break and a much needed rest... Although I am a bit jealous:) The weeks that my family spent at Maweni cottages in Mombasa are some of the best memories I have! Just being as a family together on a secluded beach was awesome.
Sad to hear about Mukidde's death, please tell his family I am praying for them and thinking of them, if you get the chance.

Betsy said...

Live as if your life doesn't make sense apart from God--isn't that what we're all called to do? Live crazy, abandoned lives to Christ Jesus...The Lord has His hand on your witness. Indeed, I have ongoing conversations trying to explain your lives to my mother, who simply doesn't get it; your lives don't make sense to her. However, your lives make perfect sense to me and constantly challenge me to make my life nonsensical apart from the Lord's powerful existence. I continue in my prayers for you and your precious community in Bundibugyo. Keep on with your witness!