A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Overnight in Tetouan

We arrived in Tetouan on the 10th day of a sanitary worker's strike, and our original host fell through, but a phone call to Couchsurfing host Kamil saved us from a difficult situation by putting a roof over our heads and good food into our bellies. We hadn't counted on Kamil because he was supposed to be out of town on the 25th; in fact he was just on his way back from Tanger on a bus when we reached him. Despite this last minute request, and despite a mix up that had us waiting for him in one place and him waiting for us in another, Kamil was happy to give us refuge. In our brief time together we talked about the prospect of peace in the Middle East; we disagreed on a few points, but agreed on others. We were all up early the next morning for work, Kamil's as an air traffic controller and ours as peace walkers, but before we departed Kamil stocked us with a few day's supplies and some cash for our journey to Chefchaouen and beyond. Thank you, friend.

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