Friday, April 21, 2017

A picture of the Incarnation

This video illustrates what happened in the Incarnation....when Jesus Christ stepped into human history, and took on human flesh, in order to bring redemption and healing.

Philippians 2:5-11 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Life in Madhepura – A JMO's Point of View

A well-written post by Preeti Baweja, describing life in Madhipura Christian Hospital, Madhepura, Bihar.

Anybody else up for the thrill of the challenge?

If you liked this, you might also like:
1. What is a Mission Hospital?
2. A shout-out to India's Generalists

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Why the Trump presidency is bigly satisfying

"Sir/madam, I want to make it very clear that I have nothing against Non-Resident Indians. Also I have nothing but sympathy for the American people in this moment of crisis.

However, as someone who has spent many years hearing lectures on democracy from friends and family living in the U.S., the Trump presidency is giving me considerable enjoyment. Things had become particularly unbearable during the Obama presidency. Obama is like this. Obama is like that. He speaks like this. He jokes like that. He is ageing so gracefully. He speaks so nicely. He writes like Shakespeare. He runs like Carl Lewis.

And now? It is like Sachin Tendulkar has been bowled out after a double-century, and Radha Ravi is the next batsman for the U.S.."

Read the rest of this Letter to the Editor of the Hindu here

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Are we a racist country?

The Government denies that the recent attacks on Africans were racially motivated.

The same page of the newspaper contains a half-page ad for a whitening cream.

The stark contrast between what we say and what we think......

Wolf in sheep's clothing

A nice article about one of my heroes from many years ago....Javagal Srinath

Pundits said nice things about his passion and grit, but few called him great. Because he wasn't a genuinely great fast bowler, right?

Maybe the Srinath you saw wasn't. And I understand that, because that's the one I saw in 1992. But what I saw after that - a bowler exerting remarkable dominance over my team - has made me wonder.

You might have seen an honest toiler who could nip out a few here and there. But I saw a strike bowler who dismissed South Africa's batsmen at a better strike rate than Warne, Murali and McGrath. I saw a man coming back over after over, Test after Test, year after year; excellent to the end.

Read the rest here