Tuesday 18 March 2014

Easter Tuesday

Simple folks, especially those from the countryside or villages can sometimes be more trusting and dependent on God's providence. Some possible reasons why these folks are like that is because they are not burdened with a lot of information or gadgets and gizmos, they do not have that much fear and anxiety due to their fewer belongings, they are a closer knit community as they practically grew up together and tend to know each other better, etc.

When Peter spoke to the Jews, he was speaking to simple folks who already feared the Lord. His words "cut to the heart... They were convinced by his arguments, and they accepted what he said and were baptised." It did not require that much philosophical and theological explanations to convince them, and "that very day about three thousand were added to their number."

What about us? Are we simple folks or have we become complicated folks? Do we analyse too much before we become convinced? Or are we willing to trust God more? Sometimes in our quest for development and progress, we may have become more and more sophisticated and complicated, and lost our simplicity in life.

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