not peace, but a sword

Tracey Makaeme’s report of her nonviolent direct action at Pine Gap last year warms my heart because it’s not just from someone who’s well-versed in activist culture. As a 43 year old mum, it’s taken far more courage for her to do this than many others who are enculturated activists. Read her account at Dave Andrews‘ blog here – talk about inspiring. This is a small excerpt from it:

“It was then that I knew that I was moving into a new phase in my life – a door was opening. I began to focus on all the missed opportunities I’ve had and the constrained resistance within me to be an activist. I’d been fighting it all my 43 years of life, unable to embrace it for fear of what is ‘accepted conservative Christian behavior.’”

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