Posts from August 2017

Posts from August 2017

AN INSIDE JOB

The Trojan War of history took place around 1200 B.C.  It had to do with the control of trade in the Dardanelles.  But it is the Trojan War of mythology that captures the imagination.   The old story has it that the Greeks fought against the city of Troy for 10 years.  They were unable to breach its fortified walls.  And so, as the myth goes, the Greek forces of Agamemnon…

“THE PATTERN OF SOUND WORDS”

Some years ago, after a politician had engaged in a long-term, scandalous affair, his wife told the media that he was “a good husband and father.”  How far would the man have had to go to qualify as a bad husband? Back in the day, the mother of rock singer Mick Jagger’s out-of-wedlock child, told Hello magazine that, even though Mr. Jagger had not yet met his four month…

FAITH PAYS ATTENTION

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” is how Dickens began his novel, A Tale Of Two Cities, detailing the days of the French Revolution. The Bible consistently calls the times in which we live “the last days.”  From the moment Christ completed His work of redemption until He comes again, we stand on tiptoes, peering ahead to that parade of angel armies.…

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

The bumper sticker says:  “Life is hard.  Then you die.” The T-shirt says:  “Life is short.  Play hard.” A famous American author whose son was dying of a brain tumor advised the boy:  “Live life while you can and die and be done with it.” The Epicureans of ancient times said:  “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”  Not much different than the beer commercial of…