Sister Josephine, Brother John
I have written about the Franciscan nun, Sister Josephine, and the Methodist preacher, John Enright. I like to think of them as Sister Josephine and Brother John. Although I have written at some length about the idea and organization called Kafakumba, it takes on a little more character when I think of these two. In a normal world they would be the most unlikely business partners. Actually, it would be downright scary to go into business with either of them, let alone the two of them. Neither has any formal business training—I mean what do you learn in seminary or the convent? Neither has a lick of common sense it seems. They are instead full of crazy ideas—like feeding 2,000 children every day? Like training hundreds of ministers from all over Africa—and pastoring a church and starting 16 businesses all at the same time? In some crazy way this all works. No one said God doesn’t have a sense of humor. All it takes is one look at Sister Josephine and Brother John and you know this Kingdom of God is upside down, backwards, and catty-wompus (is that a word?). Here the last are first, and the first last and the least likely become the most likely. It’s somehow wacky and completely wonderful—all at the same time. And it works.