Archive for July, 2011

In Pain, and In Joy?

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

It still amazes me when people in a war zone hiding in the forest from Antonov bombers intent on killing them could possibly know about what happens in America and care about it but they do.  They do.  I am embarrassed as I look back to 2001 and realize how self-interested and self-centered I was.  Sure, there was that country with the first name, “War-torn” but I didn’t know any Sudanese people back then so I wasn’t thinking about “War-torn Sudan” as I began my work at St. Louis University Hospital.  I was worried about being a student chaplain there and having to deliver bad news.  It wasn’t about the people in the hospital.  It was all about me.  What a difference a decade makes! (more…)