Monday, 2 March 2009

That's My World : Paul and the Gospel




 
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The icon I bought depicting Paul, the Apostle who was the first in Europe to preach the gospel..

 
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This week is dedicated to Greece the cradle of our civilization. And thanks to the Apostle Paul who started preaching here, we learned to know the gospel and the Bible which inspired so many people in art and music. Sorry to say, but the Bible was, and still is, also used by people with bad intentions, who didn't want to live like Christ and his apostles.
Anyway for me the Bible is part of My World and consequently the apostle who brought Christianity to Europe is also part of My World. So Greece, where I came in April 2007 for the first time, is part of My World. My World doesn't stop at the borders of my country. That's what I learned through blogging. I have met people among you, who could have been my soulmates. We have sometimes so much in common that I am surprised.


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34 comments:

Louise said...

What a nice and thoughtful post! No, our borders are not our own countries, and that is a very good thing!

Pat and Abe said...

I do like your words, Wil, and agree with most all of what you said. I am thankful for all of my blogging friends and count you among them.

Dave King said...

Your blog is something of a fresh breeze. I shall come again.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do so agree, reader wil - blogging has opened up a whole new world to me. I can put a photo of our farm on my blog and get a reply from friends in New Zealand in an instant. If I hadn't blogged I would never have met you and my life would have been poorer for it. Thank you for being a blogger. Love the Greek header by the way.

TheWritersPorch said...

Wil.......you and I, we are good friends who enjoy each others company via this worldwide blog !
Who knows someday we may meet up on vacation somewhere !
Hugs,
Carol

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful post, and beautiful thoughts! I am so grateful for all my blogging friends, too. You always have lovely and thought provoking things on your blog and this was another lovely look at your world. Thanks for sharing!

Reader Wil said...

Louise, thank you for your visit always and kind comment.

Patty and Abe, you two are the blogging friends, whom I have known now for at least 4 years, I think. First on EFx2, now here because Patty advised me to do so. I don't regret it.

Dave King, nice to meet you!Thanks for your visit.

Weaver, I agree with you, blogging brings the world in our houses. I am glad I met you too.

Carol, that would be nice to meet blogging friends.

Today's Blah... said...

This is a beautiful post Reader Wil, and I love what you've said here, very true. You have very great wisdom. Bedankt for alles! Groetjes!

imac said...

Real great post Wil, also just love the photo you have as your header.

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting post. Informative too.

Jeannette St.G. said...

Greece - I love Greedce -we went there for 9 days - only stayed in Athens though- wanted to go to Corinth, but no time. The distances there are much bigger than we anticipated. Paul has had much influence through his travels on Greece. I love his writings!

Ark Patti said...

Agree with you and all regarding bloggers. I am a newby but have all ready met such interesting people.
Saul of Tarsus was an amazing missionary responsible for bringing the word to the gentile world. He put Christianity on the world map.
Also agree with Imac. The header is wonderful.

Babooshka said...

I do agree blogging is a borderless world that bridges so mnay cutural and religious devides. If only this philosophy could be applied in the real world. Very thuought provoking post.

Guy D said...

The Bible is a part of myworld as well, great posting.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Janice Thomson said...

Wow what a lovely post Wil. I too agree blogging has added a new dimension to our lives with wonderful people we'd otherwise never have known.

Janie said...

Very thoughtful post. And I agree, the apostle Paul was so important in spreading the gospel.
Great title photo. That's a new one, isn't it?

Dirk said...

Een leuke en speciale post, onze wereld eindigt inderdaad niet bij onze voordeur of zelfs onze landsgrens.

Indrani said...

So well written, Reader Wil!
We can meet if you visit my part of the world too!:)

alicesg said...

Lovely post. Your header photo is great.

Etje said...

Aha Griekenland deze week, zon , zee maar vooral de rijke geschiedenis van dit land is hetgeen me boeit.

Groetjes

Arija said...

Wil, this is a lovely post and I so like the old Greek church. Such lovely stonework!

Reader Wil said...

Dear blogging friends, thank you all for your great comments. I am glad I met you here and read your great posts, see your wonderful photos and learn so much from all of you! Thanks!

Esther Garvi said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! What an interesting life you lead! I'm looking forward to learning more. I'm so sorry your husband didn't get to experience his youngest grandchild, but thankfully, there's another reunion later on!
I loved your idea of My World!

fishing guy said...

Wil: What a nice sharing of your belief and the story of Greece.
I'm doing fair and if this weather breaks I can get some more exersize outside.

Carver said...

Great my world post. I hope you are having a great week.

John said...

Wonderful my world posting!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very nice post and love all the ones for Greece this week and your new header piccie. Those mosaics are just wonderful!

SandyCarlson said...

That is quite a post. Thanks.

Jedediah said...

Greece is a beautiful and interesting country, I'm always amazed by what the ancient greek already knew (and what was forgotten). While no Christian, consider the Bible to be an extremely important book - it's vital to the understanding of Western culture.

By the way, if you ever come to Hamburg and feel like gaming, let me know ;)

Wren said...

Wil, I think you speak for many of us with your words. I look forward to the day when lines on a paper map are no longer barriers.

Tarolino said...

Lovely post Wil. The last image is interesting. Have you made it yourself or is it from a poster of sorts.
I've been to Greece several times and I have always enjoyed myself enourmosly. Such friendly people, lovely climate and grand landscapes. The plite of the animals is the only thing that saddens me in that country.

Dina said...

Yes, we are now bloggers without borders.
Thanks for taking me to Greece in these posts. So good for this year of St. Paul.

Brenda said...

I am late in visiting, but as always I am learning so much when I come here.

Barbara Martin said...

Many are on the same soul growth and path, Wil.