Deepika, an EU student doing her Ba Bed in Bhubaneswar instead of staying in the city/or going home, decides to spend her christmas holidays in a remote less urban place exploring the idea of being a teacher in a needy place. God takes her to Asha kiran academy in koraput district, Odisha.
After a week long Mission exposure trip , deepika sums up her experince this way, and i
i quote-"In the city Spending is a habit, over here in the village, spending is a need "
Is this true for you too my dear student. I am more convinced than before the need for EU students to take mission exposure trips even during their college days. "A lot can happen over a day of mission exposure trip"
But the god of this world wants to keep us indoors.With the advent of 21st century we have entered into the Global market of consumerism, everything can be home delivered.Smartphones, social media, etc. All lock us insde… all that is required is – ‘Can my pocket afford it?’
Oh, I thought it’s Christmas light!
No Problem, how much I need to pay Mr. Cop?
My son’s rash driving broke your Sabji (vegetable) trolley!
No Problem, How much money for damage?
“Comparing money to Repair” has become the trend of the generation.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias retells this story of a man boarding a flight:
“A rich business man boards his flight and sat beside a beautiful lady. In a short while they started introducing each other. Tempted the rich young man proposed the lady, "I want you for tonight….what’s your cost? I will pay you 1000 dollars."
The lady stared at him and kept quite. As the flight was about to land, the lady said, “It will be my pleasure to be with you tonight. But I don’t want 100 dollars, I am okay with 10 dollars.(it turns out the lady was a prosititute) The rich man with high tone said, “What do you think about me? Do you know who I am?”
The lady smiled and replied, “Cool down man. We both now know who we are!
We are just haggling over the price!”
Jesus said "what use is it if a man gains the whole world and loses his soul".
No one can serve 2 masters.
Phew!!Is it true that every person is saleable, just have to quote the right price.
Is it true everything can be bought with money.
Dear friend, the enemy of our soul makes us a offer daily, we have to refuse.
Its not just poor, bu the rich have much problems too. The problem of self sufficiency, and not knowing what lack is.
(Abrahams nephew)Lot chose the greener pasture when offered the open field
Esau sold his birth right over a morsel of grain.