We arrived in Nazareth this morning after spending our morning at Lifta. Nazareth is an historic city for my faith tradition. For me Nazareth is second only to the Holy Land of Egypt as one of the most important spots for my faith journey. It is out of Nazareth that Jesus had to flee to be raised and nurtured by the land and people of Egypt / Kemet. It was out of Egypt / Africa that God called God’s child. So today, am in Nazareth and we met more good people doing great things for justice. The ministry of Jesus yet continues in Nazareth. I am speaking specifically of Jonathan and Sally Cook who hosted us for lunch. They are both trying to bring peace to this land with justice. Sally is working bringing Jewish and Palestinian kids together. She is trying to achieve peace with justice by helping kids meet kids and realize that they are human-beings! She tries to reach out to Jewish kids before they do their military service. It is hard to kill someone you have fallen in love with as a brother or sister. She helped me see that it isn’t the big things that change the world but the little things. Baby steps make a difference. To get kids, who are considered natural enemies, to talk and smile at each other, become Facebook friends is actually doing something. As I ponder what I shall do when I return, well really I am not waiting, I hope I am doing something now….I was reminded today not to discount the little things. You don’t have to start a movement, march downtown, quit your job, (you get the picture) just start a conversation, send a link, friend someone on Facebook, don’t be afraid to speak up about an issue when your family gathers….just do the little things. Heck, just read my blog 🙂
Are you willing to do the little things?
Are you willing to have a conversation?
Read a book on topic that is linked to justice?
What have you done in the name of justice lately?