Saturday, December 20, 2008

I was reading in Proverbs 8 where Wisdom calls out to all. I really enjoyed the chapter, such a practical chapter highlighting the things that make for a better man and world. Verse 6-8 says - "Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse."

So, what does this have to do with the picture? When I read this chapter I was thinking about the story that goes with this picture and how I tend to spiritualize away the simple applications. If you go to Joseph's blog -
you will find a story that violates everthing in these few verses. As I am given a tour of life in India, by Joseph, just everyday things that happens to this Christian man as he walks the streets, with camera in hand, it helps me understand the Bible in a far broader context than when I see it through my cultures eyes alone. I recommend you visit his blog each week for a personal, up-close tour of India.

Photo by Joseph


Mel said...

Fred, I agree with you whole-heartedly. Joseph's blog fits into God's plan and kingdom in such a simple and profound way. It's so much fun to see the world through his eyes. He definitely has a gift.

FCB said...

Yes, I so agree. And I know you enjoy his walks through India like I do. So many facinating, wonderful, horrible things. I admit I am caught in the spell of India, such an enchanting land of variety, both good and ill.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred :)

This is a great honor for me. On seeing your recommendations my chest swells up with pride. My efforts to highlight what touches my heart during my walk is truly paying dividends.

You and Mel have been a constant source of encouragement to keep my enthusiasm at peak level.

You have given me a wonderful Christmas present which I will cherish. Many, many thanks.

Have a wonderful day full of joy and happiness :)

FCB said...

Well Joseph, now I feel like I have gotten a great Christmas gift. It makes me so happy, and I know it will for Mel when she reads this, to have been a blessing to you. This is blogging at its best.
Can't wait to see where you will take us, or who we will meet next in India.
I know we all thand the Lord for introducing us to each other.
God bless you and your family,

Mel said...

Praise God! Joseph, thank you for sharing that! It made my morning! :) Merry Christmas and God's richest blessings to you and yours!