A New York Times story (November 29) included the following assessment: "A human rights advocate in Baghdad, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Christian Peacemaker Teams have acted with reckless disregard for their own safety by moving unprotected through communities generally hostile to the foreign presence. The rights advocate said the group's representatives were entering mosques in predominantly Sunni neighborhoods to offer their services in helping find missing family members, were accompanying families fleeing to the border, and were trying to organize prison visits for relatives of inmates."
Does anyone else see a disconnect between the first and the second sentence of this quotation?
Everything we have heard from participants in the Christian Peacemaker Teams demonstrates that their "disregard for their own safety" was anything but reckless. (If I understand correctly, "reck-less" means "without reckoning.") For a beautiful example of the documented reckoning of the CPTers, see Jim Loney's reflection, "A tale of two fathers," in the CPT archives. Jim is one of those still being held at this time.
My interpretation of their reckoning: There is no true community and no true security outside the realm of love.