I have the habit of blaming God and others when my life becomes a complicated mess of
my own making. I want someone else to be responsible. In reality, I need to shoulder the
blame and turn my life over to God who knows what plans he has for my life. It is easier
to "shoot at others" than it is to shoulder my own responsibility. I enjoy a story told in the Daily Bread about this very matter.
It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral
Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside Quebec. He was given
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.