First off, way to go guys!
The last six weeks have been tough for a great many of us. For some, it's been a lot harder than others. When I see the grace that people have shown, the love that people have shown, it makes me happy, plain happy.
Sometimes what I see after the initial miracle in human behavior is the backslide. Like Peter on the water, we begin to doubt what just happened, what is happening, and we begin to sink.
I know there have been recent moments that have caused some hearts to sink. Conversations, cutting words, and irresponsible speculation have begun to creep back into my head, and the heads of others. And at the same time, I still see an outpouring of grace from our community that continues to astound me. What worries me more than anything is our forgetting altogether.
I am not speaking only of the crisis within our church community, but of one outside.
Many of us have also made a promise to a group of kids in Uganda. We silently promised that we would not let their cries go unheard, that we would be praying for them, and speaking on their behalf. I confess that in my time of confusion, I let them fall out of the forefront of my mind. For some of us, it may be time to bring them back to a place of prominence in our hearts. Next Monday and Tuesday mark the Uganda Lobby Day, where Americans have the opportunity to make a concerted effort to get their desires for the people of Uganda heard by their representatives. Uganda Lobby Day comes at an amazing time this year. Election Day is just a month away. Write the candidates that are running. Tell them continuing and furthering peace in Uganda is a priority for you—a priority you will vote on.
This is not a partisan issue. Both Republicans and Democrats have done some very admirable things to further the cause, so check out candidates on either side of the aisle.
Most importantly keep thinking, keep talking, keep calling, keep writing and keep praying for God’s beloved in Uganda.
I will too.