houses destroyedThe basic premise of religion "that if you live a good life, things will go well for you" is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and even torture."

- Timothy Keller

child bedMy grandson, Justus, age 10, and his sister Taylor, age 13, were always teasing each other. One day, Justus was getting "sensitive" about things his sister was saying to him. I reminded him that he had said the same types of things many times in days past.

With quiet reflection, he spoke a gospel truth: "But it doesn't hurt as much coming out of my mouth as it does going into my ears."

man floorOut of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

- Khalil Gibran

heaven stairsOld man Fielding, the miser, at last went to his reward and presented himself at the Pearly Gates.

St. Peter greeted him with appropriate solemnity and escorted him to his new abode.

Walking past numerous elegant mansions finally they arrived at a dilapidated shack at the end of the street.

Fielding, much taken aback, began, "Why am I left with a rundown shack when all of these others have fine mansions?"

"Well, sir," replied St. Peter, "we did the best we could with the money you sent us."

feet walkingDo not look where you fell. Look where you slipped.

- African Proverb


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