Time warp? …..
Ek sit nou in Die Kerk.
As ek omkyk sien ek net ‘onse mense’ – no rainbow nation here 😟
(This is an observation, not a judgement: after all there was no English service anywhere in the local region)
Feels no different in any way from when I was dragged to NGV as a child – more than 50 years ago. I don’t remember the sermons ( only the boredom of a young child 😂) but pretty certain it wasn’t too different from today’s :
Die tweede (gebod) is : jy moet jy naaste liefhe soos jouself. Geen ander gebod is groter as die twee nie. Mark 12:31 ( the second commandments love your neighbour as yourself)
Ons weet wie ons is; Weet ons wat pad ons loop? (We know who we are but do we know where we are heading)
Is the question raised in the second part ….
The humility and commitment in prayer and deed to ‘sorg vir die Ander’ is real and almost visceral in this place:
With earnest prayer for courage to ‘los die bekende, en doen die Godswerk wat nie maklik is nie’ (let go of the familiar and do His work, which is not easy to do)
Which raises that universal question –
who is ‘ons naaste’ (our neighbours) :
That paradox between intellect and heart :
The paradox of this stunning complex country
Or perhaps the paradox of man ?
The struggle between Self and Anders (others)
As I said, just a reflection on this sabbath day😃
The struggle between self and selfless
As I said, just a reflection on this sabbath day 😜