Monday, July 16, 2018

Mutual Appreciation

I asked a Church member, a past anti-apartheid activist, how it was going with his Church. He said: "The minister has been holding justice meetings, which have brought a bitter spirit into the Church." He gave me the example of a White businessman who had a team of Black personnel. The businessman believed he had blessed their lives. No, said the minister. He was exploiting them. OBSERVATION: There needs to be some common sense as to whether people are "good" or not, like the businessman. At the same time, I think there is too little appreciation all round of the blessing we are to one another, whatever our gifts and our heritage. Ultimately it goes to whether we see the blessing of God. I think it also goes to legislation. If one doesn't have (applied) legislation which assures mutual respect, people become restive.

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