Hi guys, this is a post from my Agent Ko series. Ko is a young North Korean woman training to become an elite spy. Right now, her mission is to study Christianity so she can infiltrate Chinese safe houses that minister to North Korean refugees.
She's been reading the Sermon on the Mount, which is one of my favorite passage, and which obviously doesn't sit as well for Ko as it does for those of us who really know Christ. Of course, all thoughts and opinions expressed her are Ko's, not my own.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
It sounded like a perfect passage for plump Americans, with their big, hooked noses and their grotesque, bulging bellies. Jaundiced westerners, fattened on the blood of all the toppled regimes and oppressed peoples they had enslaved over the decades, wouldn’t worry about food. Obese housewives with double or triple chins and elbows never had to forage for roots that were so bitter even the starving gagged while trying to absorb whatever sparse nutrients they could. Men with huge-brimmed hats and bellies protruding like a sow’s over their shiny belt buckles would never know the taste of acrid stew made by boiling strips of leather off their brand-new boots. They would walk around with their contented stomachs, killing themselves off slowly from heart disease and gut disorders, claiming it was their western god who fed them, when really it was just their government who glutted itself on the lives of innocent millions around the world and tossed the blood-stained scraps to its citizens.
So, yeah, obviously Ko's been brought up with a lot of anti-western propaganda, but she's been a fun character to create.
Huge thanks to Hallee Bridgeman who took over Christian Fiction Fridays for the past few weeks while I was MIA.