Re: It hurts !
Whether it was due to self denial or ignorance I can not tell. What I know, though, is that it has taken me a long time,way too long, to comprehend the pain that comes with discrimination.
It's not that it wasn't there, but that I decided for the sake of peace and harmony not to read too much into it.
The first time I came too close to it, was at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. The way some of the professors reacted to what I considered then minute issues threw me off.
Then I came across those who had been to the States for further studies and I became more confused. It was just too much for me to understand their intense negative feelings towards others. But as they say, in many things, experience is and will always be the best teacher.
Since coming to this great country, I have heard a wonderful opportunity is studying and working with people of different nationalities. In all the interactions, I have smelled, sensed, and encountered discrimination in its ugliest form.
After all these years,the one thing that still puzzles me is to why God's children decide to discriminate against their fellow human beings in many and different ways. Do I still want to understand? No, I have given up.
What discrimination has done to me is that it has made me to long for earth made new. Does discrimination bother you? Then come join me as together we pray for each other as we journey home. Will you?
Just a thought.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Pastor Absalom N.Birai-612-386-4608
Akelo nyar Kager, email@example.com
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