Yup, this is a new year full of new stuff, but spiced with good old faithful friends, some new ones and confirmation on a subject I have been pondering about: returning.
I’ll bring the whole post later, it’s at home and I want to make a good effort with it. For now it suffice to say: sometimes you have to get away for a while from where you are, only to return later – stronger and more mature, shaped and more ready for the work you were supposed to be doing in the first place. You have to get away, yes – for the people’s sake and your own, but once you return, there are new ones that need your guidance and now you can actually mean something to them…
Thank you for everyone that has been reading this and those of you who left comments, I find it very interesting. Some of my own replies:
On Bringing races together – what do you mean by that exactly? Merging of people? Because that is mix breeding and I am not really a supporter of that. And don’t throw it against my head that Afrikaners exist of Dutch, French and the like. It is not the point. That happened unforced and in different circumstances. By the way, they are all still their own people.
On Geloftedag – that’s quite interesting, that all celebrations stopped and was introduced by Paul Kruger again. I don’t think it matters what he thought of the world and its relation to science. That wasn’t really part of the promise, now was it? All we have to do is pass on the truth from one generation to another. And by that I’m not just talking about a group of Boers’ promise to God, I’m talking about the Good News of salvation – in every aspect of our lives. Who are we to say that Jesus didn’t die on the cross to save the people at Bloedrivier? What would Good News Mean to them? Isn’t Jesus the Saviour of our whole lives? Just a thought.
Anyway, I promise I will bring some stuff soon. I already spoke about the whole John Eldredge-thing. Also, there is this correlation between rugby and religion I’m also gonna expose and I would love to hear your comments on that!!!