Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Must read for every missionary

Just read Kipling's poem - Norman and Saxon. The final stanza offers sage advice on contextualization:

"Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and funerals and feasts.
Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish priests.
Say 'we', 'us' and 'ours' when you're talking, instead of 'you fellows' and 'I.'
Dont' ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell 'em a lie!"

Read the full thing here

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