Do you have curious neighbours ?
We villagers deny being nosey !
We are just ‘interested in each other’.
Julie, my neighbour came over the other day when I was hanging out laundry. She wanted to know what those funny cloths with the tassels on my line were.
I told her that these were my turkish towels, also called peshtemals.
She asked me what was wrong with regular towels. I told her that terrycloth towels get rough when line-dried, but peshtemals are super soft, and highly absorbent.
This seem to satisfy her, and after telling me that she was making fish cakes for dinner, she went back to her own yard.
When I am using or drying my turkish towels, which are woven on a loom from organic cotton in Turkey, I also think of, and pray for the people of Turkey.
Paul was originally from Tarsus, which is in present day Turkey. Antioch, the missionary headquarters he established, is also in Turkey, as are the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Turkey was a booming centre of Christianity in the first Century A.D.
Today, however, only .04% of this country’s population is Christian.
Discrimination against Christians is happening everywhere, to varying degrees.
Christ told us that this would happen, so that we would not be discouraged when we see this occurring.
Let us remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in areas where discrimination is obvious.
Let us always support and encourage each other, for we are all members of the Body of Christ.
If God is for us, then who can be against us ?
Photo by Sally