Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Wouldn't it be shameful that while blessings is what we ask from our Dad in heaven, we allow ourselves to drown in their comfort?

I can't say all, but I suspect that majority of churches are too comfortable, that if they are required by God to do something that would lead to persecution, they would not do it.
And if an individual dare to be obedient to our Dad's calling, that person would most probably be cast off, or persecuted, even by his own brethren in Christ.

We are so fearful that we decided not to openly receive a Malay Christian in our midst. Yes, perhaps the person is allowed in our midst, but officially, they're just not there.

I understand the need to protect the congregation from "unnecessary" persecutions, and to be wise in dealing with this "sensitive" issue.
But honestly, are we just trying to be wise and protective of our brothers and sisters in Christ, or we're actually cowering in fear from the thought that our comfortable life would be stripped away simply for following Christ?

If it's the latter, I pray that you'd be uncomfortable, even in the midst of blessings, even when you should be comfortable with the things you have, that you would step out to pursue what you should as one who follow Christ.

Remember that your allegiance is not to comforts, but Christ. Do not abuse your comfortableness.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Mahatma Gandhi was quoted saying, "an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind."

Taking it as literal as it is, well, that statement does sound as if it comes from a philanthropist.

But to believe that with the existence of such "law," people would make the same mistake not only once, but twice, or thrice, makes one sounds more like a misanthropist.