Following Jesus is not a private affair. If people that I know are surprised to find out that I am a Christian, then I am probably not.
Oh little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie. Until the soldiers come with swords and make your mothers cry. Blood in thy dark streets floweth on this horrible night. The hopes and dreams of all it seems were crushed in thee tonight. It is horrible, isn’t it? This is how I “rewrote”…
These are just a few of the many famous examples one could give that prove the truth of the statement “sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” On the other hand, sometimes it does.
Which Jesus will you chose?
Nothing stopped Rome when it put it’s mind to a task.
Just imagine that. Little brother get’s dad’s famous name. Gallio? Nope. He gets named “new light” and then is forced to live in the shadows of his more brilliant relatives.
These poor troops were so frightened they had literally dug holes in the ground and then stuck their heads in. Thus the phrase was born, “Buried their heads in the sand.” All this time you thought it was about ostriches.