Burundi is burning. And we are watching it happen. Again. It seems that Burundi is doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again- where the sins of our fathers become the sins of this generation. And I wonder, will God forgive us for watching our country shed more blood? Was a third term to protect mineral/oil interests, money, land grabbing etc worth the many lives that have been lost? Is this Tusti-Hutu dichotomy worth the pain and suffering we are causing each other?
In a recent trip to Burundi, I had to reflect and wonder if really Burundians were either too jaded to care about their own country- Something to be said about the power of memory or if maybe, they didn't know any better. Both actually apply as I have found out. (but that is a topic... Continue Reading →