I am one of only a very few people staying in my familiar Liberian compound/home, a place with a capacity for perhaps 200 and usually full of life and joy; as in addition to guests from elsewhere, so many local people come to the Kendeja to enjoy the pool and beach and very special seaside setting. It is a sacred place. And today it is empty. The one major airline that serves Liberia whose crew stays here, Brussels Air, is gone until at least Sunday – even though they kept coming during the long civil war and Ebola; not now.
The Protest is being organized as per the Dr. Martin Luther King March on Washington DC in the 1960’s which launched the civil rights movement. Peaceful but huge protest; calm but commitment to a new way of being. May it be so.
I was blessed to spend some time with my dear and treasured friend, the former VP Joseph Boakai, today. He shared with me this press release which he distributed on Monday of this week. He is endorsing the Protest and begging for calm and peace.
Politics aside, it seems the entire world is "waking up" now to a new way of being – the old order is no longer working and is finishing. And the birthing of the new is challenging… May we as one human family stand with and support each other now more than ever. There is no "us and them" – only "WE" – may we truly come to Know this, yes with a capital K.
Please, light and prayers for the people and country of Liberia – thank you. With love from me and so many here,