Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

New Eyes

You have to be displaced from what’s comfortable and routine and then you get to see things with fresh eyes, with new eyes. -Amy Tan

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For those who have experienced a displacement from all that is familiar and routine,  this statement will be self-evident.

What about people who have never experienced such a disruption and cannot comprehend that it is even possible to see things differently?

When the apostle Paul wrote about being “all things to all men,” didn’t he mean that he had learned to see things  as other people saw them?

That is the essential starting point of Christian missions.

One response to “New Eyes

  1. Russell Toews October 6, 2019 at 06:15

    Good morning Bob. Has winter come to your country yet? I’m curious what your thoughts are regarding the 2 tribes that inherited land on this side of Jordon. Normally when we make the spiritual application to the crossing of the Jordon it would refer to us leaving this life and passing on to our eternal reward. These two tribes did not get any inheritance on the other side of Jordon. Spiritually it would appear that they received their inheritance in “this life” and nothing in the next life. Or maybe we can’t apply every detail of that account spiritually. I never thought of this before until I was reading the account this morning and I wondering , how we would apply that. Have a good day there.

    Russell

    On Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 4:38 p.m. Flatlander Faith, wrote:

    > Bob Goodnough posted: “You have to be displaced from what’s comfortable > and routine and then you get to see things with fresh eyes, with new eyes. > -Amy Tan For those who have experienced a displacement from all that is > familiar and routine, this statement will be self-eviden” >

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