Dear Friends 26 Jun
It's been a while.
The rainy season has come in Sendai.
It's raining today.
I used to draw pictures in the room on rainy days when I was a boy.
My elder brother was always waiting for my mother to come back from shopping.
He kept looking at the entrance door during my mother was absent.
My brother was an intellectual disabled person.
Sometimes I suspected that he purposely played such an intellectual disabled person.
That was the germination of feeling guilty for me.
My brother was a person of pure heart.
The people around me looked at my brother with disapproval.
I felt the sin of them and I hated them.
It's really foolish that I didn't find the sin of myself.
My brother died when I was young.
I felt liberated from my brother.
But it was the beginning of my suffering.
I wasn't able to escape from hating the people around me.
The next words of Jesus liberated my mind.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
John 9:3 (New International Version)
Eventually I knew what I had hated.
It was myself.
I think that my brothr was Jesus Christ who appeared in front of me.
So I want to be one of the least of these brothers and sisters(Matthew
25:40) like my brother.
I want to lead someone to Jesus Christ because of my brother.
Now people from all of Japan are working as volunteers.
They are happy.
They see Jesus Christ who appears as the people who are hungry and thirsty.