God in the city
Times Square, New York: thousands are singing and are simply loving this special concert. Matt Redmanis presenting his hit “10,000 reasons”. That is the number of reasons that the English songwriter sees to praise God. Incredible, especially if you bear in mind that his dad committed suicide when Matt was a mere seven years old and his stepfather treated the family in such a way that he ended up in prison. But it is from this family background that one of the most well-known songwriters of today comes. He married Beth several years ago and they have five children.
We live in a pluralistic society which gives us loads of freedom. It is a blessing that we Christians can openly proclaim our faith, e.g. on Times Square in the heart of New York on 1st August 2016. Yet sadly such events or talking freely about one’s faith is not possible in many countries.
At the time of the European Elections we must remember that faith in God must not be reduced to abuse scandals. The Western World rests on the foundations of three hills: The Capitol (Rome’s political system), the Acropolis (Greek philosophy) and Calvary (Christianity). At Diospi Suyana we put our hope in Jesus Christ for this life and for life after death. /KDJ