Sovereignty: Taipei, Taiwan

By  |  0 Comments

Alisa Mappes ©

On a Chinese chess set, the red general, or shuai is guarded. There is no “king” piece because China’s past rulers objected to  the royal name being given to a game piece.

“Could there be a king without country, subjects and armies? If we conceive of a time when there were no creatures, no servants, no subjects of divine lordship we dethrone God and predicate a time when God was not. It would be as if He had been recently appointed and man had given these names to Him. The divine sovereignty is ancient, eternal. God from everlasting was love, justice, power, creator, provider, the omniscient, the bountiful.” -Abdu’l Baha

Alisa lives in Taiwan with her husband Joe. She considers herself extremely lucky to teach children of diverse backgrounds in a European bilingual school in Taipei. When she’s not running after a tiny tot, she’s snapping away on her Canon Rebel and thinking about the needs of an ever advancing society!