This is an amazing blog post by a Christian missionary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She relates the tragedy in Connecticut to current tragedy in the Congo and other places in Africa. She observes:
Like every other American (and much of the world), I have been thinking and praying and mourning over the terrible tragedy of 20 lost little lives in Connecticut.
But what has struck me about the situation and how it is being presented is that this tragedy is somehow unusual for our world.
Did you know that in the past couple of weeks, 700,000 refugees have fled Congo? That they are fleeing a militia that has been bombing and burning down their villages, raping and shooting indiscriminately? Ironically, they are fleeing into Rwanda, country where only 10 years ago, the majority tribe massacred one million of their fellow countrymen/women/children, neighbor against neighbor, and usually with machetes?
She goes on…
A thrill of hope; a weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!