During the Civil War, Sherman was making progress in his march to Atlanta. General
Hood of the Confederates had just been given command of a large Confederate force.
They were succeeding in their plan to cut off supplies to the Union Army and it was
doubtful if they could hold out. The Union officer, Course, was sent to help at Allatoona.
For a while, Sherman could only wait. Then a flag officer wigwagged the words, "Course
is here." But even further help was needed. The famous message was sent from Sherman
by heliograph, "Hold the fort for I am coming."
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.