Holy Heretic Devotional – Jan. 15, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – JAN. 15, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ARTISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Assistant Director, Reiki Master, and Psychic Kali Meister

“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.” ~ Chris Abani

Chris Abani was imprisoned for six months on suspicion of an attempt to overthrow the African government. He continued to write after his release from jail, but was imprisoned for one year after the publication of his 1987 novel Sirocco. After he was released from jail this time, he composed several anti-government plays that were performed on the street near government offices for two years. He was imprisoned a third time and was placed on death row. Luckily, his friends had bribed government officials for his release in 1991, and immediately Abani moved to the United Kingdom, living there until 1999. He then moved to the United States, where he now lives.

Abani is a education and political activist who believes the power of storytelling chances lives.

Today’s Action: In the above video Abani speaks of a stranger giving his mother the contents of her suitcase because his mother was wearing a dress so thin it was see through. It was a random act of kindness. When have you been transformed by an act of kindness. Write, sing, draw, paint, create your moment of transformation.

Today’s Sharing: Show us your act of kindness in manifested through art. Share with us on the Holy Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

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