Pause to pray with the team at noon eastern (6PM in Bosnia).
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2
Gradačac was a town severely bombed during the war. It is located at the narrow northern corridor that connects two major portions of the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska. Gradačac became part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war. The school seems to be thriving, but we’re told that students with mixed parentage are often bullied. Gradačac Castle is a popular tourist attraction. It’s a fort with 60-foot walls, built between 1765 and 1821, and a 72-foot watchtower, built in 1824. The original foundation was made by the Romans, and the castle was finished in the 19th century. The fortification was instrumental in the 19th century when the Bosnians rose against Turkish occupation and drove the Ottomans to Kosovo.
We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God’s family. — Desmond Tutu