By Ling Chai
The dramatic and engaging tale of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the coed protesters at Tiananmen sq. and witness to the bloodbath of millions of chinese language civilians. Risking imprisonment and attainable demise for her management position within the pupil democracy circulation, she used to be at the run in China for ten months whereas being hunted by means of the specialists. She ultimately escaped to the united states, accomplished her schooling at Princeton and Harvard, stumbled on real love, and have become a hugely profitable entrepreneur. yet her determined quest for freedom, goal, and peace—which she had sought in flip via educational fulfillment, romantic love, political activism, and profession good fortune ;was by no means happy until eventually she had an unforeseen come across with a previously forbidden religion. Her newfound ardour for God ended in her lifes maximum project: struggling with for the lives and rights of younger women in China.
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Here, authority works from within: the family spirit of Common Sense makes all work in harmony with all. ” He sees God not so much as our King, but as our Father; and the motherly Spirit (originally a e 42 e WordsCS Doc #10 Final 4/7/03 10:07 AM Page 43 feminine term) is an all-pervading sense of family, our Common Sense. In the God Household, the love of power yields to the power of love. “The smaller the lizard, the greater its ambition to become a crocodile,” they say in Ethiopia. It’s hard to assess if this is true among reptiles, but it is certainly true among humans.
These images are spun by the great Mother-of-All on the same spinning wheel on which the threads of the world itself are being spun. This is why these proverbs shine so brightly and yield ever new insights. We find images of this kind throughout the parables of Jesus. ( e 23 e WordsCS Doc #10 Final 4/7/03 10:07 AM Page 24 —JABO Drop by drop fills the pot. —DUALA The hindermost ox also reaches the kraal. —DUTCH The one who runs and the one who limps meet again at the ferry. —EGYPTIAN qrqrqrqrqrqrqrqrqrq qrqrqrqrqrqrqrqrq qrqrqrqrqrqrqrqrqrq Slowly, slowly will catch the monkey.
Each time you hope more fervently that the stranger will know he is your neighbor. Finally a third one comes by—a Samaritan. By now the story has maneuvered you into a position where you are more than glad to welcome absolutely anyone as a neighbor. Anyone without restriction? Yes, even a Samaritan! For a Jew to think of a Samaritan as neighbor was outrageous. But here common sense suddenly clashes with public opinion and wins. ” e 29 e WordsCS Doc #10 Final 4/7/03 10:07 AM Page 30 —DUTCH To give to the needy is not to give but to sow.
A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Ongoing Quest to Bring Justice to China by Ling Chai