Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Going Far Together

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth. 

Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)

“If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.” 
African Proverb

I have been in Kenya this last month and those experiences alter your vision!   Upon returning, a common expectation is to share what we saw.  I have come to believe that the most important response is how those experiences change “vision.”  I returned with new perspectives of what we have come to believe is reality.

What is most surprising on returning is how central to our lives are the images that confront us daily.  We are overwhelmed with media and advertising that were absent where we lived for a month.  We were in an environment where relationships were the most important and real.   We were blessed to have new relationships as well as reconnecting with others.

The experiences at Tenwek Hospital were about deep relationships and a common faith. That connectedness is what is contained in the African proverb and in a favorite Psalm.



See blog: Kenya 2015 - motown1941.blogspot.com

Battle, M. (2009). Ubuntu: I in you and you in me. Seabury Books.

Hage, M. L. (2012). Rx Ubuntu. Retrieved from http://healingagents.blogspot.com/2012/04/rx-ubuntu.html

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