Hurtling through the innards of
Phase 1: Wonder at new undiscovered beauty, struggle to understand on more than a surface level, stretching of my faith due to new questions and perspectives I never considered, lots of questions
Phase 2: Sadness for the lost, Sadness for my lack of faith, Sadness at my ignorance and predjudice, in a word: conviction
Phase 3: more clarity, appreciation and grattitude for my faith, confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture in any culture.
Phase 4: an almost overwhelming desire to share the Gospel with the lost
Phase 5 (I hate this one): return home, often become apathetic,
Thankfully Phase 5 doesnt have to be a given.
I don't know if this post has benefitted anyone but myself, but it felt good to sit down and think through these things. Anyone else have any thoughts about traveling?
By His grace, for His glory