Cheerfully doing what I did not choose to do. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 0725
From when I was 5, and dragged onto a boat to travel first to Ireland, and then more boats, and more boats, I knew I had no control over what happened in my life.
I do have control over whether I will cheerfully do what I am made to do.
I did not choose to have the Congolese 20 in my heart, nor did I choose to make them and the welfare of their families the focus of my life. But they are.
I have seen the devastating effects of good citizens not wanting to be involved in "politics" that led to the death of 6 million Jews. How many ignored "politics" while millions of Africans were scammed and kidnapped to be bought and sold in the "New" World?
How many good people I have told about the Congolese 20 have turned their heads and said "it's political"?
While good souls who do not turn away understand that evil should not be tolerated no matter who does it, who are listening and working with Adeline and Pastor Joshua and Papa Deo and Annette and Pastor Jules, and my dear gospel singer.
These good souls know that the Congolese 20 have been in Pretoria Central Prison for 170 days because of a trap set by South African police, and know the Congolese 20 and their 65 immediate relatives are suffering: theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
We are all part of the solution, or part of the problem, and whether you call good God or karma or commonsense or the Light, it doesn't matter. Good follows good, evil follows evil. Because I believe this is the right thing to do, I have chosen to be part of the solution.
Make yourself known if you too stand with the Congolese 20.