"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Bishop Bullen Dolli of the Anglican Diocese of Lui (S. Sudan) was with us tonight. He spent 90 minutes in conversation with a group of students and then preached at our community Eucharist.
It's so easy for my world to get small, and tonight was a wonderful reminder of how huge and rich the world is. Not just wonderful, but powerful. The stories he told were amazing ... stories of him getting taken out of his church at gunpoint and made to stand in front of an open grave, of him being spared when his would-be killer's heart was moved by his prayer. Stories of dropping to the ground 8 meters away from his Cathedral as it gets bombed into rubble. Stories of faith and hope and joy.
What was most exciting is watching the students get excited. Watching Emily and Reynolds and Cat get excited about the prospect of traveling to the Sudan and seeing it for themselves.
Maybe the best part of the night was when James and Terry invited him to come to Doorways and visit. We're going to try to make it happen.
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."