Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book recommendation

Hey ladies, thought I´d blog in even though I´ve nothing to report points wise. Still sick, (though getting better), so only managing my water and fruit/veggies.

Anyhow I thought I´d share a book recommendation "Dangerously Alive" - Simon Guillebaud

Dangerously Alive - African adventures of faith under fire

It´s very challenging, especially to me as I have a tendency to put off till tomorrow sharing the love of the Lord with my friends and people I meet. In western Europe it´s very "safe" and the probability that the person will be dead from disease or murdered by next week is very slight (unlike in Burundi) but busyness or just not wishing to offend stills my tongue of stops me from reaching out the hand of love.

He quotes a letter received by a Pastor from a homeless woman he was too busy to help. She re-writes Matthew 25 v 34-40.

"I was hungry,
and you formed a humanities group to discuss my hunger.
I was imprisoned,
and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
I was naked,
and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
I was sick,
and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
I was homelss,
and you preached a sermon on the spiritual shelter of love of God.
I was lonely,
and you left me alone to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God,
but I am still very hungry - and lonely - and cold."


I know this is a fitness blog but I just wanted to share with you all. It is Sunday after all.


Kathy <><
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