Wednesday, March 03, 2004

"A Little Child shall lead them..."

Okay, fine, he's not that little. When I see things like this I am reminded of the concreteness of redemption and forgiveness. There is no such thing as abstract forgiveness. Once forgiveness is given and accepted by their respective parties, then healing and restoration begin.

This image of a once and future king working to help the continent that European foreign policy largely gang-raped by imposing national boundaries on people who lived by cultural and tribal boundaries reminds me at least that all of us have some responsibilites when it comes to old injuries. Was the little prince responsible for the bloodshed in Africa? No, but does that matter? No. After the blood shed some one has to hand out the bandages.

Sure it's a photo-op. But I made you think.

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