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Compassion and Openness to Learning

I have mentioned that my wife’s daughter and son-in-law give their lives to seeking to make known the plight and needs of the hundreds of thousands of Darfuri refugees who fled from genocide in Sudan ten years ago and have been living since then in camps in Chad. My wife gets discouraged because it seems impossible to get the world to take their plight seriously and do something about it. It’s as if Satan or God has blocked the world’s ears to their cry. One reason why Satan or God has been able to do so is what is often termed the world’s compassion fatigue. There’s a limit to the energy available in the world to care about the needs of desperate peoples, and the Darfuri are the victims of this dynamic…

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