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Teaching and learning (“Hózhóogo naasháa doo: In beauty I walk.)

Jan 31, 2021   ·  

When Baxter Liebler founded St. Cristopher’s Mission, he, like most other Christian missionaries came to teach the Way to those he thought had never known it.  And, yet, in the end, it was the Navajo who taught Baxter Liebler the Way.  And, to his credit, Fr. Liebler became open to the work of the Spirit that preceded him in this place.  More than once, he accepted invitations to join Navajo medicine men in praying for sick children, and on one occasion, a medicine man asked Fr. Liebler to pray for his own infant son.  The medicine man’s traditional prayers were good, he told Fr. Liebler, but “You make good “Jesus-talk,” and holding up two fingers together, he added in his own prophetic voice, “Two good make strong good” (55).   More