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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sigh . . .

Jeremiah 17:9-10

People murdered each other last week – a young man in California opened fired on several, after stabbing three others to death.  Snipers on rooftops in Ukraine literally picked off people scattering for cover, and a Pakistani family stoned a pregnant woman to death for marrying the man she loved to recover the family honor they thought she lost.  

And I fret about weeds and wrinkles.

Retribution is an old problem – older than the weapons we use against each other. If we could disarm the whole world of its weapons, could we disarm our hearts? 

o   What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?  ~ Alan Paton

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.  ~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667

o   Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Recommended Reading --  Psalm 51

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