Wednesday, January 14, 2009



As my saga unfolds, I marvel at how differently Samoans and American view punishment for a crime. For me it is clear, you punish the person who committed the crime and hold him responsible. For Samoans it is clear too. It is the whole family that is held responsible and must share in the punishment. Thus pressing a crime against a Samoan is not as simple as one might guess, even when it is clear about the criminal action.

1 comment:

Barb Carusillo said...

Sounds like a stressful drama is occurring to you right now. Sounds like the force you are needing is God's grace. Good luck.