'India' Tagged Posts

'India' Tagged Posts

LIFE’S LOOSE ENDS

Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but broke down and wept because his troops were too tired to push on to India. Hugo Grotius, the father of international law, said at the end of his life:  “I have accomplished nothing worthwhile in my life.” John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States, wrote in his diary:  “My life has been spent in vain and idle…

“CAST YOUR BREAD UPON THE WATERS”

“Cast your bread upon the waters,” wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 11. It has a beautiful ring to it.  But what does it mean?  Tossing a loaf of bread into the Mississippi would seem an odd and pointless thing to do! Solomon is actually talking about an act of commerce or trade, of shipping “bread,” that is, grain, over the waters to distant lands. The Bible tells us…