While visiting my sister in NC last week, I read a book titled the Shack. It is a ficticious story of a man who's daughter is abducted and brutally murdered in an abdandoned shack. Years later he receives a note apparantely from God inviting him back to the shack. It is an interesting story of his visit and what he learns and how this meeting with God changes his life. It is funny at times and some things in this book really make you wonder. Now in my sister's small town of predominantly southern
I have noticed when I am traveling to other countries that people are much more excepting of differences among themselves than we are.
For example when I traveled to Guatemala, I learned a huge percentage of the people (60-70%) are Mayan Indians who do not read or write or even know how to tell time. They judge time by the sun. In their country, they are respected for their beliefs and tradition. They do have the option for education, however, they choose not to learn.
I am off to Guatemala for a business trip this week and although I am tired of traveling, I have to say I look forward to exploring a new destination. Guatemala City is not safe these days so I will not wonder off unacompanied, but look forward to learning the culture and of course..shopping!