I was on the news Cruise this morning, and ran across Greg Mortenson, the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Three Cups of Tea.
I don’t know why this stuck out to me today, I’m usually not interested in author lives, but something caught my eye.
It was in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning, under the article
Worldview: A cup of tea bring the promise of good news in Afghanistan
Many of you know, I’m a sucker for Worldview Teaching, so I clicked on the unassuming article preparing for my 2 second scan, and then on to the next. But Mr Mortenson drew my attention.
Here’s a guy who writes a New York Times best seller, and now he’s giving the proceeds away to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His mission isn’t to use the people to promote his own needs or fill our hearts with more pity; rather, he’s going out and doing something that will truly shape the course of someone else’s life.
I find it much more compelling to see a man’s life given as an expression of his faith, rather than one who continually takes. Click Here for Mortenson Faith.
A real Worldview can’t be confined to a radio show, or a meeting. It can’t be sealed up as a teaching session in a class with notes. Although those things can be a part of propelling a worldview in action, it must be just that…LIFE IN ACTION.
As a believer in God, I hope my life is full of reaching out to help others.
I hope through our work we can help students see people like Mr. Mortenson who are less interested in fame and fortune, and more interested in seeing lives changed as a result of his worldview.
I don’t know you Mr. Mortenson, but today, I highlight you as a Worldview Hero. Thanks for doing what you’re doing. It is an encouragement to a fellow believer.