Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote of the Day:  "You can't always get what you want."  Mick Jagger

Our internet is down which really means that the one man who can reboot the system in Bunda is out in his village for a funeral, so we wait for four days till he returns.  In the meantime, we have to use our phones which are slow and cost up to $30 a day for each of us.  Not good, but at least we are still connected.  Here, at least, we were spared all the political ads and mud slinging that was so prevalent all over the U.S.  At least that part is now over.  The new Bishop of Arkansas, Bishop Mueller, wrote this the morning after the election.  I reprint it here because I wish I had said it.  Decide for yourself whether he is speaking to you.

You may be ecstatic about the results of the election last night. Or you may be utterly despondent. But, regardless of how you feel, you need to make a decision that is the most important decision you’ll ever have to make: How are you are going to live? Are you going to rely on God’s grace as the most important thing in your life? Are you going to love God with everything you’ve got? Are you going to reach out to those who disagree with you and be gracious, compassionate, generous, hopeful and joyful? Are you going to claim your identity as a citizen and join hands with others – regardless of who they are – and work to make this the world God intends it to be? You don’t just make this decision every four years. You have to make it today. And every single day for as long as you live.

Me?  I'm going to love God with everything I've got and reach out to all those around me whether I agree with their politics or not because they are all children of the Father and worthy of my love.
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