We’ve been talking about being a Christian in the global south via Philip Jenkins’s fascinating book
Here’s a really great article about ‘a day in the life’ of Comfort Kumeah, a Fairtrade Cocoa Farmer in Ghana.
Do make a few minutes and have a read. It’s well worth it.
And ask yourself ‘What has this woman got to teach me?
She’ll probably convert you to Fairtrade – a powerful story of the power of basic economic justice.
She will uplift your mind from all minor gripes and inconveniences we in the West moan about
She will tell of you of community and simplicity
She will tell you of thanksgiving and praise to God in the midst of grief
She will tell you of the strength and unselfish life of one woman inspiring others
What about this for a closing line:
I always pray before I sleep and thank God for taking care of me, my children and my company. I never feel dissatisfied with my life. I am surrounded by beauty, I eat well and I am free