After 27 years of pastoral ministry, I had to leave my country. I fled persecution and sought protection in the United States. In the U.S, it was not my intent to work again as a pastor but God revealed that He had not yet released me from the call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
It pains me to say it, but I think in the past, I was fast sleep regarding racism. When another person of color would die and protests would break out, I’d wake up for a few groggy moments only to press “snooze” and go right back to sleep. Well, I can’t go back to sleep now.
I mean, I knew there were people who liked to craft or had hobbies, but I didn’t know about the ‘maker culture’. this maker culture is WAY beyond Pinterest and WAY beyond Etsy.
Keeping a fish tank is not a passive activity. It requires a lot of careful action and attention to things that easily go unseen, but are right under the surface. You’ve probably figured out that I’m not talking about fish tanks anymore.