It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, what with Easter, going to Mission-Net and then having a few days holiday.
It was great to be at Mission-Net. My two seminars looked at (1) The ‘missional basis of the Bible’ along with an overview of the Old Testament; and (2) A study on Deut. 10:12-22 and what it tells us about our missionary God and our role as his people in the world.
The highlight for me was at the end of the second session. I had touched on the importance God places on caring for the vulnerable in society, as exemplified in the laws concerning the marginal groups (widow, orphan, alien). I had relayed a story from my student days where I had been lazy, sticking to people like myself rather than looking out for and befriending the ‘international’ students. A Greek student in the seminar talked about how she was going to make more of an effort to spend more time with a South-East Asian student she was aquainted with. It thrilled me to hear her say this! My prayer is that as she returns to her university she will learn from my mistake and, more importantly, allow God to mould her character and attitudes.