A new perspective on progress

Progress can seem like a slippery idea, can’t it? For those watching and praying about recent political unfoldments in the Middle East and Africa, including Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and the Ivory Coast, the very concept of progress frequently seems to necessarily include elements of unstable, even violent upheaval. It often appears that citizens of these countries—and we, as prayerful participants—must make a choice between accepting repressive government for a semblance of peace, or pursuing political liberty at the cost of unrest and even bloodshed.

This issue of the Sentinel, however, shows that we don’t have to choose between progress and peace. By allowing God’s inspiration to guide our prayers and actions, we can see greater liberty and stability in our experience and that of others.

Tall tales
April 25, 2011

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