What The Children Knew

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Nanon, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. I read this at another forum and wanted to share this thought with you...
    I see reflections of the true Church who is like it's Lord. God bless!

    An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together, enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that (as one could have had all the fruits for himself) they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”‘UBUNTU’ means: “I am because we are”.
    (From Buzz-inn Community @ Facebook)
  2. Cool. Thanks for the share.
  3. This is an urban legend created to promote an operating system. Ubuntu.

    The story changes from one group of African people to another depending on where you see it.

    Nice fairy tale though.
  4. It's the operating system I'm using. ;)
  5. Thanks Where.

    Dave, 'Ubuntu' may be an operating system... but it is also the word
    meaning 'I am because we are' in the Xhosa tribe.
  6. That is why they used it. And why this tale was created. To produce a false sense of unity.
  7. I can't find any positive proof that this is only an urban legend.
    My focus in posting was to highlight the unity the true Church
    has in the Holy Spirit... this story reminded me of it.
  8. I agree pleasant story.

    Be that as it may, the story changes details on where you go on the net. That inconsistancy reminds me too much of deception. I'd rather have truth over a fairy tale.
  9. #9 Nanon, Jul 4, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2014
    As would I. If you look into the 'ubuntu' thought, you'll see it's an actual philosophy
    some of the Bantu tribes embrace. Regardless, the core thought is what the 'story' reflects.

    Again, I see the heart of true Christianity alive with this thought. Paul teaches it.. that
    when one (in the body of Christ) hurts, we all hurt. When one rejoices, the whole body
    has cause to rejoice.

    I'd appreciate keeping the focus where I've placed it...
  10. And I'm all for reality and forthrightness.

    Deception is not good to link with The Gospel.
  11. And I agree, deception isn't good to link with the Gospel.
    The Gospel being... Jesus was born of a virgin, as God in
    human flesh, without a sin nature. At the appointed time,
    He laid down His life willingly, becoming sin for us. He
    who knew no sin, became sin, that we might become the
    righteousness of God... in Him. His Father proved His
    acceptance of Jesus' sacrifice by resurrecting Him on the
    third day... and He became 'the firstborn among many
    brethren'... whose faith is in Jesus.

    I have no intention to offend. The fact is, because of
    missionary outreach to the tribes that held the 'ubuntu'
    thought, many are believers, and see the truth of God's
    love lived through His Church.

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