By Donald E. Wagner
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That's strange, I thought. He had said he would be there. I knew one other telephone number in all of Beirut: Gabi's office. I hoped he was working late. My mind turned toward a backup strategy, such as finding a cheap hotel and simply getting some rest. The phone was ringing at the new MECC office ... ten, twelve, fifteen times. I was so desperate for an answer that I simply held my tired head in my hands with the phone still ringing and wondered what to do next. " I identified myself and asked for Mr.
The proper response to injustice is not merely for the roles to be switched, for the oppressed to become oppressors. The goal is to change the situation so all are freed. If this goal is to be reached, special care must be taken to liberate oppressors from their own arrogance, their own blindness, their own corrupting power. Liberation is needed for both the oppressed and the oppressor. Page 10 The temptation of triumphalism and the arrogance of possessing the truth has often led Christians to justify domination over other nations, groups, or individuals.
Don Wagner is a person from the United States of America who speaks out courageously and eloquently. S. senator; he would not survive the next election. Yet, even if he is not a politician but a disciple of Jesus Christ, he pays a price for faithfulness. For many years he lived on the edge of poverty, for instance. Don has not made a fortune addressing the Palestinian-Jewish conflict: only a few went to hear the message from his perspective. When the Palestinians were as unpopular as the Jews, Don was there to speak out for peace and justice for both conflicting parties.