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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Convalescent Leave with Max

Olivia and I arrived in Fes on adrenalin and faith, then quickly succumbed to illness and exhaustion. I was also emaciated, trembly and lame; a wreck. I felt that Fes may be the end of the line. But after ten days of convalescent leave with Max and his medicines, his cooking, and casual 'esteja a vontade' hospitality, Olivia and I are ready to go our separate ways, nourished and rested, if a little saddened. Obrigado, Max. 

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