I started checking on what it means to band together and found it almost always started with one person who looked as though he or she had a particularly firm grasp on what was perceived as being “right”, “logical” and “proper” in their assessment of threats and the portents of the deity they followed.
This article originally ran in the October 13, 2011 edition of the Journal.
We are all familiar with doors. A door is a movable part that allows access into an otherwise blocked area. Doors are most commonly associated with buildings, rooms, or vehicles. Therefore, it may surprise you to learn that every human being has a door as well. The human door is the part of us that, when opened, allows entrance into our most vulnerable area. It is called the heart.
My function is to sit in this over-stuffed chair, on my generously overstuffed butt and drain the vitriol from my overflowing brain. It’s a job I’ve normally enjoyed over the years. Knowing and understanding politicians are the exemplars of duplicity and self-aggrandizement is one thing I describe as damnable. Disclosing their idiotic and petulant efforts to drive good things into the ground through their never-ending drive to fix what ain’t broke is commendable.
Recently, our church began studying through the Book of Ephesians in the New Testament.
In the opening of Ephesians, in verse 3-14, Paul lists some very rich blessings that we as believers are afforded. If your Bible is handy, go ahead and read that section now. As you do, look for some of those blessings listed in that passage.
Last night a strange form of epiphany, a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence, occurred for a friend of mine. It was startling and brilliant and extremely special for me because the epiphany noted was concerning something I’d been saying for a long time.