Monday, January 03, 2005

Met Commoners

Having dinner with Jolyn was a social lesson to me. I have never thought that i would learnt so much from a commoner. To me, commoners means those who knows nothing (or just a little) about Christ. And by calling them commoners doesnt mean that i look down on them or despise them. I thought of this name because they are the partakers of Common Grace; that is God's universal providence for everyone.

During the whole conversation, i enjoyed being shared so richly some wisdom from her. In fact, i learnt application of words such as "rebound" and "perm". It was a shock at first, because i had not thought to know anything at all from a non-Christian. May be we are good at salvific stuffs but there are still plenty more of common stuffs to learn from the commoners.

I think i have to read not only the Bible and commentaries, but also Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Maxim, FHM, Woman's World, and others. But of cos, the tiny black book will still remains as the final ethical reference in every issues. Though there are much common wisdom from magazines, but crutial discernment should not be lack of.

ok, guess have to fork out money for magazines this week...


Jack The LOT{B}R said...

I guess, not only those "social" materials we have to read to engage with the world today, or to even extract "wisdom" from. There are other non-Christian materials that we can learn from and read in order to interact with others: Marx, Lao Tzu, Confucious, Wilde, Hemmingway, Nietzche (??) somewhere along this line. ;) happy discovering!

Of course, the black book is the light to our path, always.

The Hedonese said...

Our interpretation of the 'black book' needs to be revisited as we dialogue with these folks. Mission is the context of theology