Africa on My Mind


There was a big election in South Africa yesterday. It was the first time that the Born Frees could vote. The ANC was leading last  I checked. Then there is the heart-wrenching story of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped. I keep thinking about Mama Angelina in Uganda and her long struggle to find her daughter who was abducted by Kony’s rebels. The world needs peace. The world needs a visionary like Nelson Mandela. We need less crazy people who destroy rather than build up. May God forgive us our sins.

As we approach Mother’s Day here, I cannot help but think of the mothers of those missing girls. The voice still cries out in the wilderness; Good Fridays will happen even when many of us celebrate Easter. One day there will be a new order. Until then, pray.




About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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