One question remains with many of us in the wake of the time in Rwanda: Where were you in 1994? This is when the Rwandese experienced the tragic genocide that robbed them of nearly one million people within one hundred days. Where were you - not a literal location, but where was your attention? Did you know this was happening? Did you care? Did you just turn the channel after learning of yet another blood-letting somewhere in Africa? It is a penetrating question. For myself, I was not aware in the least. It would only be years later, after meeting Claude, that I would learn of the deep loss for the people of Rwanda.
So... Where are you now? As there is genocide afoot in Sudan, xenophobia unfolding in South Africa, deep unrest rumbling in Kenya, even Mexicans being maligned in America. Are you standing with the voiceless? Are you standing for justice with your voice, your vote, your very energy? Are you paying attention to those suffering injustice in the world and aligning yourself with them?
I guess I am soul-searching in Africa.