I blogged earlier in the week about all the media attention and pending controversy around the Kony 2012 campaign.
I came to my conclusion to focus on the words and instruction of Jesus.
increasing my confusion
and my awareness of
the suffering of real people
I did not want o turn a blind eye
a deaf ear
or a lame foot
and then foolishly blame
my passivity on
a organization that may or may not have it all together.
I am responsible for my actions.
I am accountable for my answer to God.
This I remind myself in light of the recent controversy regarding the organization responsible for the Kony 2012, Invisible Children.
Today if you google Kony or Invisible Children you get this article about one of the co-founders caught in a public act of disgrace.
The story by all news accounts is accurate.
What was the cause behind such actions ?
A spokesman for the group is claiming health problems.
I really don't know of any health problems that make people publicly masturbate.
But you know maybe I just haven't researched Web MD enough.
I could go a lot of places with this one but I will try to stay on course.
My children had the privilege of hearing a young man who lived in Uganda and was taken into Kony's army by force (LRA), lost his parents to the murderous actions of this army. He spoke about being so little that he couldn't carry the weight of the guns they trained him on.
That is nothing but pure evil. That needs to be stopped.
He was helped by Invisible Children ,first in a refugee camp and then with a school scholarship to come to the United States. What they did for this young man mattered.
But the lesson I am taking away from this is to watch your witness.
This one individual's action may prove to be the determent of the campaign.
His actions may prove to be accidental or exaggerated ( it could be a medical issue, right ? like as diagnosed by Dr. Suess maybe.)
Sorry--- my sarcasm is showing
But no matter what happens the damage is done.
Some who were thinking about getting involved won't
Those who weren't sold on the Invisible Children, but were stirred to
find out about Africa might change their mind
But I hope not .
I hope what we take from this is the fact that
no man , no organization, no cause , no political party, no ruler, or leader on earth
No one is beyond temptation and no one deserves to have us put all of our eggs in their basket
Only God is infallible. Only God can handle it all.
Only God can be counted on 100 percent.
So I hope that we learn two things from this:
Our witness matters and we need to be careful-
lots of eyes , believing and non-believing are watching and trusting us.
We serve a huge and Mighty God who has all the instructions we will ever need in order to love and serve the world without excuse.