Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Ruth is part of INFEMIT, the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation.
On one particular Sabbath, towards the beginning of his ministry, Jesus makes clear the purpose for which he has been sent into the world. All eyes were glued on him as he stood up that morning; expectation was written on the faces there. After all, Jesus was one of them, their homegrown boy; and word had been going around about him.
Today, mass media, business, travel and concerted trade agreements work together to erase local tastes, life-styles and values, and convert the globe into one big shopping mall.
We say ‘good morning’ so easily. But to be truthful, this is not a good morning for too many people.