Sunday, 28 September 2014

Looking around

When the Apostle Paul was in Athens, he was confronted by the culture of the city and its people.  We read in Acts 17:16; "His spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols."

When was the last time you stopped for long enough to examine the culture of the society in which you live?  When was the last time your spirit was "provoked" within you at something in your culture or in part of the world which is different to your home?

Paul's response to what he saw was to discuss the matter with others - first of all with people who shared his religious background, and then with others who had a very different approach to life.

When did you last spend time critiquing the foundational values of contemporary British life with other people who share your approach to life?  When was the last time you discussed such matters with people who think differently?  What was the central issue in your conversation?

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