some people have no issue having crushes on celebrities, historical figures or even fictional characters. i have never really been prone to this sort of interest until last night. i found my very first historical figure crush - ernesto che guevara.
so i'm telling this to luke over coffee, when he looks at me and says "he was kind of a communist. and killed lots of people."
well...you watch motorcycle diaries and see if you don't fall in love with him. unless you're male. and conservative. and against communism. ok, a lot of you probably wouldn't. really i shouldn't. i am not about armed revolution. but his love and concern for the least of these...his desire to connect with the poor and sick, showing them dignity and respect. his inability to let things remain as they were. those things are attractive.
the interesting part of it all to me is that some of the things that drove che were similar to the things that Jesus cared about. but when we try to move forward in these things without the love of Jesus...we end up hurting a lot of people. it is good for me to remember this.
and i am SO STOKED about living in Spanish real soon.