My wife and I have been admiring the interesting English translations we’ve read in Indonesia this last week. Not that we’re judging — most people we meet speak 2+ languages, and we’re barely making it with one. But this sign in a Bali gift shop was too perfect not to post, an unintentionally profound take on “You Break It, You Buy It.”
“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly” (Mt 6:3-4).
“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Cor 9:22).
“I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.”
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
-Psalm 139, verses 7-10