- Of a very
known biblical story (The good Samaritan).
- For women
living in the Eastern European countries.
the terrible problem of trafficking in women.
- What is going
on in our churches?
And we had the
privilege to welcome Ewa Gutkowska, our president, for a few
days in Switzerland and as a speaker for this day! We "squeezed"
her like a lemon asking lots of questions about herself, her
family, thoughts, her faith, work etc. etc...... She conquered
our hearts very quickly by her sincereness and her love.
Who is my neighbour
(Luke 10)? That was the theme of the day. Following
just a few of Ewa's thoughts:
- Life without
love is worthless. Without Love we are bankrupt. Mother Teresa
said: "It's not what you do, but how much love you put
into it, that matters."
- We can find
ourselves in every person of the story: being attacked by
"killers" (sorows, despair, fear....) or passing
by somebody in need. And also: asking questions just for the
sake of asking, to distract from myself.......
- But most important:
You ask: Who is my neighbour? Whom should I love?
Jesus answers: Let me love you.
You ask: Whom should I help?
Jesus answers: Let me help you.
You ask: Whom should I serve?
Jesus answers: Let me serve you.
You ask: Who is my neighbour?
Jesus answers: I am your neighbour and he adds: Go
and do the same!
To open our hearts
for the problem of trafficking in women we looked at a short
part of the film "Lilja4ever". It shows a terribly
true story of a young woman, left as a 16 years old girl by
her mother. She tries to find her living absolutely alone in
a cold, miserable surrounding, finally ending closed up in a
Swedish flat to serve customers. It could just as well be in
Switzerland. That goes under my skin!
In our country approx. 3'000 women are staying illegally as
prostitutes, as dancers, working in Bars, in forced marriages....
What can we do? We do not know. But I do not want to close my
eyes any more.
What is going
on in our churches?
or groups were presented to give motivation and new ideas as:
- Lunch for
kids once a week
a social network of christian families for children in difficulties
- A "nest"
for little kids to be looked after, when Mom has her "hours
The last part
was also an important one:
We joined always two of us spontaneously to pray for one another
before going back in our own! That's a wonderful gift we can
give each other, in the name of our living Lord. And so - filled
up again - let's go and do, what Jesus wants us to do!