You can't just replace one idol with another... by exchanging a pre-Christian era huaca for the Christian symbol of a cross.
The beauty of this life of faith comes when we leave behind theological differences to celebrate the small part that each one of us shares in bringing spiritual food to people who have been going hungry for so long.
And I wonder... Do we teach our sons to be the ones who will stand up and shout "Look at the king"?
The memory of those crying seagulls made me feel homesick. Homesick for a place that I've never seen... homesick for the people I love who are already there... homesick for for a day when no one will get sick or die.
I believe the idea that a thing of beauty brings joy goes back a lot farther than John Keats... a whole lot farther.
“It’s not in vain that we gave everything up. When we finish, I know it will be a great joy for all of us to put the completed Bible in the hands of the Quechua people.”
I will freely admit that touching the jaguar was probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever done!
Jesus does not want to be just our “Lord of May.” He wants to be the Lord of our lives.
Tradition can be a beautiful thing, but not if it takes the place of a relationship. And even the best of relationships can benefit from a good dose of tradition every now and then.
I'm going to use this post to showcase God's glory through pictures of his amazing creation.