The situation in Darfur, Sudan is a contemporary tragedy in so many respects. We in northern hemisphere Western world countries have failed Darfur, Sudan and the continent of Africa in so many ways–politically, economically, socially, ethically, spiritually. I cannot help but believe if Darfur were Canada or the U.S. or a European nation or province the problems and conflicts would have been nipped in the bud far sooner than what we now face in Darfur today. The Western world seems to remain rather indifferent to the horrendous sufferings and genocide in Darfur. May God have mercy and move us out of our complacency into faithful action.

For some time I’ve read Chief Rabbi of Britian, Sir Jonathan Sacks’ web site. He has recently written a beautiful prayer for the people of Darfur. To read it click on this link, then click on Resources, then click on Prayer for Darfur:  http://www.chiefrabbi.org/ra-index.html                                                                                                                                                                  

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I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

2 Responses to Darfur

  1. Mike says:

    I too have pondered much about Darfur. I am not so angry about our government as much as I am about the terrible silence of our churches. What does it say about us when our children hear more about Darfur from George Clooney than our pastors? What happened to the world being our parish?

  2. Dim Lamp says:

    Many have obviously lost or given up such a vision. Paul’s model of the Church as the Body of Christ is an important, instructive one for us today as much as it was in his time: when one member of the body suffers/rejoices, all of the members suffer/rejoice. Church benevolent organisations do need to be more involved and supported more by their constituents.

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