The crisis in Kenya is far from over. Talks have broken down between African Union Chairman & President of Ghana, John Kufuor and the opposing sides in Kenya. “President” Kibaki has appointed a cabinet – further enflaming the passions of the opposition. Raila Odinga, strongly believing the victory was stolen from him, refuses to meet with Kibaki – unless Kibaki is willing to step aside. And the people are pawns in this game of politics.
My friend, John Stanko, who has been in Kenya as often as I have wrote;
One of the lessons for Kenya and the Kenyan church at this time is that they must be more intentional and proactive in bringing people together as an agent of reconciliation. Reconciliation must be preached, and it must be a specific, conscious topic of prayer and discussion for some time to come. Kikuyu Christians must reconcile with Luo Christians and vice versa; there is no option on this. Kikuyu Christians and Luo Christians are first and foremost Christians and then members of their tribes. I am not against tribal identification. We must, however, remember what Paul wrote:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).
Numbers of other bloggers are talking about Kenya. Read Mike Todd, JR Woodward, Sonja @ Calacirian, Brother Maynard, Len Hjalmarson. Also read Adam Taylor of Sojourners. And please pray…and then pray some more.