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Words of wisdom from our weekly bulletin

“Middle”

The famous U. S. poet, Robert Frost, wrote these words. “The middle of the road is where the white line is, and that’s the worst place to drive.” If he was referring to driving a vehicle, then his advice is spot on.  However, he seems to be directing his advice towards those who can’t decide which side of an issue they really support.  It might also be construed to refer to people who have little or no sense of adventure.  He may be inferring that life will pass them by or run them down as they muddle along in a dull spiritless existence.  An even worse scenario would be to constantly weave back and forth across the white line. Continue reading

“Meek”

The dictionary gives us at least three meanings of meekness.  One is humbly patient, another is overly submissive and the last is gentle and kind.  I suspect we have all known a friend or neighbor who fits one of those qualities while not necessarily being a Christian.  The NIV Study Bible calls the meek, “Those who acknowledge their dependence on the goodness and grace of God and betray no arrogance toward their fellowmen.” (p. 815) The Bible meaning then goes beyond the dictionary one.  Continue reading

“Obliterate”

Does it seem that mankind has always had a dual mission since the beginning of time?  On the one hand it appears that the goal is to ignore, deny and limit any evidence of others existence and sovereignty. While on the other hand there has been the constant desire to build a legacy of self-aggrandizement. Individuals are glorified in books, legend, media and statues only to have later groups obliterate any mention of them. Nations and cultures do the same thing. Continue reading