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Delhi driving....

Driving in Delhi has its own challenges, especially if you are not a "Delhi Driver". How is a "Delhi Driver" recognized? Well that is for another time....
The challenge because, with the new flyovers and dividers, if you miss one turn you are stuck on a long de-route for the next few kms and hours....De-routes which lead you into lanes and by-lanes which you never anticipated to see.....But these de-routes open your eyes to a different world - one into which you were forced by circumstances...and you come out that de-route most of the time, refreshed and have had learnt a few lessons...
Life also is like this - is it not..The de-route of Elimeleck and Naomi for a few years into Moab, was different but they gained a Daughter in law - Ruth who became a key figure in the genealogy of Jesus....
Mark Twain is his book the "Mysterious stranger" writes - paraphrased in my own words..."suppose Columbus had skipped the triflingest link (a de-route) little link…

How can I....

Was reflecting today - In the context of todays - "Commercialized" "Professionalized" and "Mechanized" Care programs and institutions, how can we provide an alternative....
An alternative, which models in line with that of Jesus
1. Not losing the "Personal touch" - Able to listen to cry of Barthemus in the midst of all the loud voices around, See one man hiding in a tree in the midst of a busy schedule, feel the touch of the women with bleeding in the midst of the crowd pushing him.....
2.Ability to see "Potential" in every marred individual - and Provide "Holistic options" to reach that God given Potential - seeing beyond the felt need and directing each one to reach his or her potential - the woman at the well, the woman with bleeding - restoring her back into community etc
3.Sharing the pain - crying and mourning with those in pain - though he had the answers - lazarus in the tomb....
THis model provides a prophetic, alternativ…