Saturday, December 12, 2009
A year ago August I posted on the work of Marianne O'Grady (and her blog), a woman whose parents are parishioners here in Concord, MA.
School Is Open is the organization through which Marianne spent a summer in Afghanistam and which she now serves as Director and Teacher Trainer.
Marianne's mom just shared with me this great new video on the work of School Is Open and I wanted to share it with you.
It's not my purpose to make an argument here against sending 30,000 more troops overseas. But I am wondering what would happen if, in addition to the troops, 30,000 men and women were added to the ranks of School Is Open and what that would do for the future of Afghanistan...
So many gifts fall into our lives without benefit of wrapping paper and ribbons to mark them for what they are- early Christmas presents! This video is just such a gift and has much to teach us about this season and its meaning.
Posted by Austin Fleming at 7:54 PM