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24 November 2015

A Place to Begin



In Morocco a couple of weeks ago. We walked through an ancient yet alive city with a local guide. He shared his faith and his culture with us with pride and kindness and intelligence.

As we walked, children were flocking to him for a hug and a smile. ("They are orphans," he told us. "I love them.")

We shared about our own Judeo-Christian faith and his eyes reflected comprehension and respect.

And we talked. And we laughed. And we were sober and concerned for the world. For humanity.

When we parted ways, he was still Muslim and we were still Christian. Naturally. But we were also still simple humans, hearts burdened for so very many of the same things.

Commonalities are a wonderful place to begin.
"Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand." 
Philippians 4:5

3 comments:

  1. What a great photo! I'm so glad you enjoyed Morocco. I think I would be overwhelmed with sight/soundsmell. In a good way.

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  2. Beautiful - the picture and your sentiments! And on a side note, I am DYING to go to Morocco! Share some more pictures, if you can. :)

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