Friday, June 19, 2020
6 Years Ago in Singapore
But for the 2nd edition when I turn 75 years old, for sure I will read back some of my old blogposts and incorporate whatever events or incidents that are note-worthy. Six years in Singapore are not a long time, but neither is it short. It is almost a median of the biblical 14-year period which represents "a long time". For Chinese, 12 years complete a cycle as we see in the Chinese Zodiac. In four years' time, I would complete my 5th cycle and by then according to a Chinese proverb, one is not to be engaged in active warfare, "between 40 to 60 years old, one conquers everything under heaven" which is my feeble attempt at translating this Chinese proverb. I told my good friend yesterday whom I have known for 32 years that perhaps in 20 years' time, it would be difficult to say whether we could still go out to have a cup of coffee. And I added to his dismay (by the looks of him) that 20 years would pass by quickly and soon we will be no more. What were you doing 20 years ago? I had just started my PhD study and my most of my ministry was still ahead of me. I would believe in the Lord that there is still much ahead of me, but can I reach another 25 years in ministry, only God knows.
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