Two articles in two separate issues of the Sentinel have intrigued, and then inspired, me. As one who is a citizen of what people call a developing nation, I do feel the strong message contained in both articles. One was by Annette Kreutziger-Herr—"Embracing my global family wherever I am" (February 21). The other was Tony Lobl's "Make poverty history?" (March 21). From reading them, I learned that, wherever we live, we can face the same challenges—springing from the dangers of what Tony calls, "contentment with relative safety and calm," of having reached a condition of "health and a sense of completeness." Of hiding behind financial security and a stable life, "material self-satisfaction," of "being grateful just for one's own good, or for the prosperity of just a single nation."

I am grateful to both writers for having alerted me not to fall into those mental traps and the pitfall of laxity and of complacency. Thank you, Annette. Thank you, Tony. And, of course, thank you so much, Sentinel.

'God is working His purpose out'
April 25, 2005

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