The view from Bethlehem

A highlight of our time yesterday was hearing Rev Mitri Raheb share five observations about this part of the world. He said …

1. There are too many peace talkers and there are too few peace workers.
2. There is too much politics and too little care for people on the ground.
3. There is too much religion and not enough true spirituality.
4. There is too much humanitarian aid and not enough economic development.
5. There is too much pess-optimism (swinging from optimism about the next big project to despair when it doesn’t work) and not enough steady hope in action.

It’s a great privilege to be among the Palestinian people here in the city where Jesus was born.