Greetings from a grid-locked Jerusalem,
The traffic today is laughable! Even in the air – with police helicopters and helicopter gun-ships and surveillance blimps!
The visit of heads of States and other dignitaries continues today. The “Tomorrow Conference” is gathering people from science, medicine, education, technology, and yes – politics. It is a collective discussion on how leaders in their fields see their tomorrows – with some relating those visions to here in the Middle East. And it is exciting!
As a person living here in Jerusalem how do I wish to see tomorrow?
I could see ideological things, I could see practical things – but most of all I wish to see change.
I would wish for the communities to enhance their experiences – their social interactions.
This is a shared city – it is one city, two ancient peoples, three world religions.
The potential is huge – and when I think about Jerusalem's promise for the humanity of tomorrow, the one word that comes to my mind is:
In a place of diversity we need a common spirit of cooperation guarded by attitudes of integrity, honesty, and social responsibility.
As a Christian living here I need to model forgiveness, compassion, and mercy – things not often easy to do anywhere let alone here!
I have walked around today and viewed all the excitement about tomorrow. I asked myself the question; For my actions to enable this desire to see change, what's the one thing that I can do to make it happen?
These are my thoughts today from the holy city – where great minds have gathered to speak about tomorrow – and one voice crys in the wilderness.