On the same chilly afternoon, he continues, 200 workers on Leopardvlei Farm, in
To ban, exile, displace, ostracize, outlaw or scapegoat are all exercises of different degrees of violence, long practiced in
To this day we live in a deeply divided land where those on the ‘inside’ enjoy wealth and power to the exclusion of the majority on the ‘outside’ who are effectively banned from living a life of health and dignity. To grow crops, to sell produce, to find school fees, to obtain medicine or just to find somewhere to live – all of these are major energy draining activities. They are the daily life of the banned.
Is it possible that we could just open our eyes and stop banning each other and enter into some kind of dialogue for the good of everyone? Is it possible to leave judgments aside for a while and reach out to one another? We will get absolutely nowhere if we continue with bitterness and division.
‘If you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother first, and then come back and present your offering.’ (Matthew 5:23)Post published in: News