Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Remarkable Example

We have been talking about Peter's instructions for us to not return evil for evil but doing good to those who wish to harm us.  Recently I watched a short film about a woman named   Leymah Gbowee who lives in Liberia.  An truly evil man by the name of Charles Taylor became the countries ruler.  Hundreds to thousands of men and boys were tortured murdered by him.   This woman started by calling on women to begin to pray.  She ended up talking to the leader in a public meeting and praying for him.

She did not verbally attack him, but spoke the truth with respect.  Her actions resulted in him being  removed from office, going to prison for war crimes.

NOTE: if you would like to watch the film it is currently on the New York Times website under three short films.