Love at work in Egypt – and everywhere

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A riveted world watched as events in Egypt last week impacted the globe. We know a good deal about the surface happenings, but significant as they are, they pale compared to what’s really been going on beneath the surface. And not just in Egypt. In us, too.

What moved the hearts of the people to free them from their fear of violence and police retaliation? What parted their “Red Sea,” instilling the conviction of their right to be free of a government that appeared more interested in remaining in power than providing jobs and human rights for its people? What built their conviction in the worth of every individual – in a society that had long denied that worth for many?

On an even more expansive level, what moves each of us to higher positions, nobler aims, more spiritual perspectives?

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