Tuesday, December 13, 2016

#MicroblogMondays: Perspective

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In the midst of feeling like crap about this cycle failing, I got a jolt of perspective.  There's a woman who had been a part of my church before I joined, while she was a professor at the nearby college.  She had become Christian in America, and when she returned to her home in China, she shared her faith with the people that she encountered.  Because of this, she has been jailed and beaten multiple times.  I first learned about her on Friday night, when the choir and orchestra were told that she had been jailed and beaten again and that she was pregnant.  On Sunday morning, we learned that she had lost the baby due to the beating.  As horrible as my experience has been, especially with losing Otter and how the surgery had gone, it's nothing compared to hers.


  1. That's horrible. It does put into perspective what a privileged and protected life we have in Western society. Not easy or perfect by any means, but exceptional, when one considers the depth and breadth of human suffering, around the world and throughout history. Is there anything that can be done to help the woman you write of?

    1. The person who is in the closest contact with her is working to mobilize the church to try to get political or news figures interested to see if they can do anything for her.

  2. What a horrible situation for her. My heart goes out to her.

  3. Oh, no. That's completely awful. Perspective for sure, but also open eyes to the horrors of persecution in other countries. So sad.