There is a difference between being wise and being smart… Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is the beneficial application of facts to life.
The very first thing written in the entire New Testament are these words: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
was the second child. Apparently, there is a diagnosable syndrome for this. I guess that means there’s also some medication to combat it, counselors who specialize in it, and who knows… maybe I am eligible for some affirmative action type benefits? Where do I sign up?
It is Sunday night and I still haven’t started doing my homework assignment my teacher gave us on Friday. At first, I thought it would be easy. She told us to write out our Christmas wish list. We are supposed to write down the ten things that we want the most. Piece of cake. Except… it isn’t.
I love Jesus, and I love the Church, and I love religion. If anyone is truly doing the first, the other two will naturally follow.
Depending on who is counting there is somewhere between three thousand to three thousand five hundred promises made by God in the Bible.
When everything that can go wrong, is going wrong, how will you respond?