Monday, February 5, 2007

The Ghosts of Rwanda - A must see!

We watched a powerful documentary about the genocide in Rwanda. In 100 days, 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally slaughtered. This is the type of documentary that will give you nightmares, but it is a must see. There are images of dead bodies lining the streets, decaying corpses filling churches, and even actual footage of people being killed. As horrible as all of that sounds, what I found more disturbing was that America did NOTHING! For 100 days 800,000 people were murdered in their homes, in their yards, and in the streets - and we did NOTHING! It is sickening to me that we are so comfortable in our SUVs, in our 2000 square foot homes, and in our easy chairs that we are unwilling to risk our own comfort and our own lives to do what is right. I challenge everyone, including myself, to sacrifice what we find comfortable so that we may "love our neighbor as ourselves." Whether that neighbor is across the street or across the globe. - RB