Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

Day 2

June 29, 2009 By: Admin Category: John Montgomery

I spent some time this morning trying to educate myself more about news on Darfur and actions individuals and organizations could take. I don’t consider myself a dramatically emotional person, but I usually find myself crying when I visit fastdarfur.org. In our culture, I still hear people say things which I would translate, “strong men don’t cry.” Just as sadly, I hear professional women apologizing for tears, at moments when they seem entirely appropriate to me. How has this developed in our culture? Tears are one entirely appropriate response to oppression. Outrage, is at times equally appropriate. Given the facts of atrocities, I wish there were many, many more tears, and that they resulted in more commitment, strength, and action. Indifference is the one reaction that seems entirely unacceptable. . . . If more men could cry, I believe there would be fewer wars.

1 Comments to “Day 2”

  1. Shannon Sedgwick Davis says:

    Indeed John! So grateful that you shed tears for the suffering in Darfur!