I've just joined a frivolous Facebook group 888,888 Members by 08/08/08! My reason for joining was anything but frivolous though, today - or tomorrow for those living in less (chronologically) advanced countries - is the 20th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising, when a bunch of unarmed students looked set to topple the brutal dictator in Burma.
A couple of years later
, in 1990, despite brutal repression Aung San Suu Kyi
and her party won the general election - would you vote for peace when a soldier with a gun was urging you to vote for the generals?
Burma is still ruled by a junta who do not care at all for the people, but only for their own pleasure and power. Remember how they responded to the cyclone in May?
So, join the 08/08/08 group, make today the day you pray, and speak for Burma. At least watch some YouTube
PS, if you want to do a little more you could pray for Burma during the time of the anniversary of the uprising, I'll be posting suggested topics and other resources on another blog
the first suggestion, for today 08/08/08/
is there now.