A woman who had a different view of privilege


Locutus
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Trigger Warning: Christian content

“God never uses a person greatly until He has wounded him deeply.
The privilege He offers you is greater than the price you have to pay.
The privilege is greater than the price.”
—Helen Roseveare



Dr. Helen Roseveare, a famous English missionary to the Congo, has passed away at the age of 91.

Helen Roseveare was born in 1925 at Haileybury College (Hertfordshire, England), where her father taught mathematics.

Raised in a high Anglican church, Helen’s Sunday school teacher once told their class about India, and Helen resolved to herself that she would one day be a missionary.

Despite the Christian heritage of her family, and faithful attendance at church, Helen sensed a void in her life and distance from God.

She enrolled in Newnham College at Cambridge University to study medicine. There she joined the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU) through the invitation of a student named Dorothy. She became an active participant in the prayer meetings and Bible studies, reading the New Testament for the first time. But she later said that her understanding of Christianity was more head knowledge than heart engagement.

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https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org...are-1925-2016/ (external - login to view)
 
Danbones
#2
i get the deeply wounded part...the jubus stuff, well...maybe not so much
in the words of credo mutwa, zulu shaman:

"first we had the land, and they had the bible
they said " let us close our eyes and pray..."
when we opened our eyes:
we had the bible, they had the land."
 

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