Alexander the great went to Corinth, to see the great philosopher, Diogenes of Sinope. Alexander was thrilled to meet him. He wished to do him some favour. But Diogenes replied, "Give me a little of immortality."
Evil can never be conquered by evil; but only by goodness, violence by non-violence; and hatred by love for the enemy. That is the message of Good Friday.
Many people desired to leave behind them a concrete symbol for the posterity to remember them. The Pharaohs of Egypt had thus built the great pyramids of Egypt. It stands high, embraced by the heavenly clouds, still bearing witness to the memories of Pharaohnic rule.
The royal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem echoes many details from the life of the ancient kings of Israel and contemporary history.
The crowd around Jesus was aware of King Solomon's royal procession on David's royal mule as he
Jer 31: 31-34 ; Heb 6: 7-9 ; Jn 12: 20-33
As human beings, we are naturally drawn to nature. A beautiful vista evokes in us a sense of wonder and awe. Earth's splendour captivates us; its oceans, mountains, deserts, plains and forests help us to find within its quiet places a guiding force, a unity and oneness with Creation.
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Eph 2: 4-10; Jn 3: 14-21
Tiny subterranean termites are daylight avoiding pests that are literally causing billions of dollars in property damage around the world. They are virtually impossible to control with any approved pesticide. An interesting fact about them is that they cannot tolerate light. They prefer to
Ex. 20:1-17; 1 Cor. 1:18, 22-25; Jn. 2:13-25
George Wythe was an American lawyer, a judge, a prominent law professor and "Virginia's foremost classical scholar." Wythe was a planter and slave holder. He became an abolitionist after the Revolutionary War. After his second wife's death, he divested himself of most of his