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The fellowship of His sufferings…

Php 3:10f   "...that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead." "In this passage we have the deepest secrets of the Apostle's Christian experience unveiled" (Kennedy). I want to feel the heart beat of this passionate statement of Paul's. This is the motivating statement of his life I believe. So what does he really mean by this? Of course first he speaks of his desire to know Jesus and to live in the flow of His power. But sharing his sufferings? Becoming like him in His death? There is something here missing in ...

BELOVED

We left amid a flurry of packing and goodbyes to those-we-love-the-most, and here we are in Cape Town, beginning the adventure again. I tagged along with Missy and Michelle yesterday, buying rice and sardines, spinach and soap, then separating it all into food parcels for selected needier families in Masiphumelele. It’s all about sustainability, but in some cases a hand-out seems the only answer. We visited in the home of one recipient, Nofirst, possibly 40 years old. It’s hard to guess ages here—we had to ask to determine if the five-month old on her back was daughter or granddaughter. Granddaughter she is, child of the woman’s 16-year ...