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Pastores Compartiendo


¡Queridos amigos!             Pastores  Compartiendo
10/03/19 Cali, Colombia
"Compartan su experiencia de conversación con la otra parte. Veo esto como una forma de alentarnos unos a otros"
¿Puedes decirnos de qué se trata tu compartir?" Pregúntale a mi amigo de la iglesia nazarena; Juan y a su madre Norha.
Enfoco mi participación en sanar la profunda brecha que hay hoy en Colombia. Un lado apoya los acuerdos de paz y el otro se opone a ellos. Mi enfoque viene del libro: ‘Yo tengo razón y tú eres un idiota’. Ambas partes piensan esto el uno del otro y no se hablan. Esto es muy similar a lo que está sucediendo en los Estados Unidos hoy a favor de Trump y en contra de Trump.
Comienzo compartiendo mi experiencia de tratar de hacer esto yo mismo. Luego pido a los oyentes que para hablar a través de la pared que nos separa. Y así plantar semillas para una sociedad colombiana más amable.
"Ese es un verdadero desafío como todos sabemos hoy aquí en Colombia", dijo Norha. Ella agregó: "¡Juan! sería genial que Jim compartiera con los pastores que ha apoyado el programa de adicción a las drogas durante 42 años de Enrique el pastor Bautista".
Dos días después, Juan me dijo: "Enrique dijo que le gustaría reunirse contigo antes de establecer un horario para que tú hables".
Enrique comenzó: "He sido un activista de izquierda durante mucho tiempo. No podía creerlo cuando mi esposa dijo que había votado por la derecha de Duque que está tratando de acabar con el acuerdo de paz. Supongo que solo tenemos que aceptar algunas cosas; la vida es un desafío", agregó Enrique.
Tres días después con los pastores comencé con la presentación habitual y compartiendo algunas de mis experiencias a través del pasillo y luego les pedí que articularan sus experiencias.
Y en ese momento la gente simplemente comenzó a compartir sus experiencias e ideas y no se detuvieron por más de una hora. Aproximadamente 15, todos menos 2 compartieron por al menos 2 minutos. A menudo dirigían sus comentarios el uno al otro en lugar de a mí. Algo que esperaba que hicieran, ya que mi objetivo es que ellos hablen la mayor parte del tiempo.
Una mujer pastora que trabaja con víctimas de la guerra comentó: "He llegado a creer que no importa de qué religión, incluso budista, todos adoramos al mismo Dios". Yo agregué: "Una vez, como parte de ECAP, conocimos algunos soldados de las FARC, y cuando oramos el ‘Padre Nuestro’ con ellos, uno de los soldados rompió en llanto cuando llegamos a la parte ´Perdona nuestros pecados`; en el fondo él creía en Dios.
Ora para que estas semillas fructifiquen la justicia y la paz y ayuden a terminar con los muros que dividen a los colombianos hoy.
Jim


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