FIRST– What is the Value of Service? – – Discussion Forum
In Chapter 2, we see that Mr. Mangalwadi and his wife understood that faith must be lived and modeled for others. Their Christian faith and love for Jesus compelled them to give up earthly riches and to move to a poor and somewhat dangerous area to serve the people there.
1. Do you know (or have you seen or heard about) others who have given up power, riches, or comfort to serve others? Describe what this involved and what it looked like. Describe the result, if any.
2. Even if someone does not move to a poor village to serve people, there are opportunities for service. What are some such opportunities in your current situation? Have you taken such an opportunity? Why or why not? If so, what was the result? What did you learn about the value of service?
Second– Courage to Study to Bible? – Discussion Forum
Mr. Mangalwadi ends Chapter 3 with the statement that, “deciding to examine the Bible required courage. I had to go against my university’s environment.” What was it about his university that required him to be brave to study the Bible? Have you ever encountered a similar situation? How do cultural differences account for what subjects are encouraged or merely tolerated to be taught in schools?