Monday, November 2, 2009

Eating Words

LittWorld participants are still talking about Sunday night's powerful keynote message by Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat (photo). This committed Christian and Kenyan career diplomat has focused especially on efforts to bring peace and reconciliation in conflict zones like Sudan, Somalia andMozambique.

In his home area of Kenya, the phrase for meaningful conversation or discussion means literally "eating words." It's not just "talking." He encouraged us Christian publishers and writers to give readers words worth "eating"--words that nourish, build up, and benefit society.

Not only that, Amb. Kiplagat said what keeps him from becoming corrupted by power is his daily habit of "eating the Word," systematically reading through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It's refreshing to see a career diplomat who is living his Christian faith with integrity, and who is waging peace in some of Africa's most conflicted areas.

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