By Fr Joseph Panabang SVD
Decision on Complexion
Out of idle curiosity, one village teacher wanted to know why I had chosen Ghana as my mission. I replied, ‘When I was asked to choose, I looked first at my skin, thought of Ghana, and told myself that I must go to a place where I will be easily inculturated by color’.
Fr Augustine Villanueva SVD from Baguio City, our Acting Provincial Superior stopped at Kintampo. During breakfast, we were not sure whether the cheese was still good or not. ‘Let me taste it first,’ I said. I took first one piece, then another, bigger piece at which Father Gus asked, ‘And what is that second piece for?’ ‘The first was to taste it; the second was to confirm that it was OK’. Seeing how much the cheese had diminished, he raised an unbelieving eyebrow.