2 results for tag: justice


Justice Come!

  As I was walking thru Sugar Village one day last week I was rather forcefully confronted by young Zambian woman.  She looked to be around 20, with a baby tied to her back, good-humored with a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous grin as she boldly took me to the task. “I want to go to school”, she demanded. So I started asking for her story – at 17 she got married, got pregnant and quit school. She and her young husband live in a 10’x12’ mud hut on the outskirts of the village. He fishes every morning, bringing in enough fish to eat every day and sometimes enough to sell for a little cornmeal to eat with the fish. Now at nearly ...

JUSTICE! COME!

She looked disheveled and poorly clothed – was she drunk? or crazy? The way she sat in the dirt - without the normal Zambian regard for decorum – even in the poorest places they will not sit until there is a reed mat or even a rock to sit on. I wondered her story. As we started our DBS (Discovery Bible Study) we made our customary round the circle with “What are you thankful for?” When it was her turn she started talking and just didn't quit! With the others there would be pauses for translation for us few “Whites” in the circle. But not now. And normally the “thankful” question gets very sparse answers, where the next “What are you ...