Click on the picture of the drying persimmons to see lots more pictures from our trip. When I visit places like this, what I find most fasicinating is the way that normal people live… and I’m always struck by how intensely hard they labor… everything is done by hand — from mending nets to threshing rice to catching fish to carrying building materials up a mountainside.
Friends, this is the real world… most of the world’s population lives much closer to this kind of lifestyle than the kind you and I enjoy. We should pause and be thankful for what we’ve been given.
And then we should try to remember that to whom much is given, much is expected.