Truth

A Matter Of Trust

A young clergyman was asked to preach on “Why I believe in God.” He thought it would be an easy sermon to prepare. After all, he could think of a dozen reasons to believe in God. But he soon discovered that they were not his reasons. “My theology books give the arguments for God,” he …

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One Hour At A Time

There is an old circus story in which a lion-tamer finds himself face-to-face with one of his lions suddenly gone wild. “I’m going to have you for lunch,” the lion roars, “so you had better prepare for your death.” Whereupon, the lion-tamer immediately assumes the kneeling position, covers his eyes with his hands and begins …

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So Many Christs

Renowned French novelist and Nobel Prize winner, Francois Mauriac, once interviewed the celebrated Swedish-born actress, Greta Garbo. Of Miss Garbo it has been written, “Her profile, honey-colored hair, large blue eyes, and beautiful but mysterious smile, made her an ideal heroine.” In 1941, at the peak of her success and still a young woman, she …

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Just The Way We Look At Things

A woman was driving along a country road when she noticed an old man sitting on a fence rail watching the cars go by. The driver stopped to ask for directions and, after receiving them, she remarked, “I don’t think I could stand living out here as you do. You don’t really see much and …

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No ‘do-be-do-be-do’!

Comedian Jack Benny fancied himself a violinist and liked to be taken seriously when he played an occasional classical selection for his friends. Once, at a party, Jack could hardly wait to tuck his instrument under his chin and offer a rendition. He put everything he had into the piece and, when he had finished, …

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Up To Your Neck?

A rich man who had acquired his wealth through a series of shifty, questionable business deals, decided to enter politics and run for public office. At the height of his campaign, he burst into the editorial office of the local newspaper and exclaimed, “You are telling lies about me in your paper, and you know …

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There Must Be Some Mistake

There is a daily syndicated newspaper cartoon strip called “The Small Society” in which the author seems to be telling us that our Society is coming apart at the seams. For example, one of his December cartoons shows a sidewalk Santa Claus standing next to his artificial chimney and ringing his little bell. Facing him …

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What Is Truth?

Two men were walking through the woods when they encountered a huge grizzly bear. Immediately, they ran for cover in different directions. One climbed up a big tree. The other sought refuge in a cave. The bear stood waiting, halfway between the tree and the cave. Suddenly, the man in the cave emerged, running at …

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Out Of The Shadows

Someone has compiled a telling list of “famous fibs.” Here are a few: The check is in the mail. We service what we sell. Money is cheerfully refunded. This offer is limited to the first one hundred people. You’ve already won a valuable prize. One size fits all. Your table will be ready in a …

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The Mystery Of You

During election campaigns, in the minds of many the question always arises, “Are the candidates telling the truth as they see it, or are they merely telling the people what they want to hear?” The story is told of a politician who arrived late for a speaking engagement in unfamiliar territory. Because of his tight …

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We Can Laugh A Little

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; therefore He has anointed me. He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives” Luke 4:18 There appeared in the “Arts and Leisure” section of the “New York Times,” a lengthy article on the growing “signs of a new spirituality …

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Almost, But Not Quite

“Many charges have been leveled against me by the Jews.” With these words, St. Paul opens his hearing before King Agrippa. Paul has been imprisoned by the Jewish authorities who accuse him of stirring up sedition among their people by preaching the Risen Christ. Agrippa is a Jewish King, appointed by the Roman Emperor to …

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Show Me

In a Sunday School class, the teacher asked a little boy to explain the cause of Adam’s fall in the Garden of Eden. Remembering only that it had something to do with fruit, the little boy replied, “I think he slipped on a banana peel.” If you slip on a banana peel, you are likely …

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Put On The Lord Jesus Christ

An elderly gentleman on a train trip asked a fellow-passenger: “Do you have any grandchildren?” “Yes,” was the reply. Then he asked another passenger: “Do you have any grandchildren?” “No,” was the reply. “Move over,” the old man said triumphantly. “I want to tell you about mine.” When the Apostle John wrote his Gospel, he …

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Nod Your Heads Up-and-down

Father, Son and Holy Spirit — the perfect love match. The Perfect Model for our human relationships. We are called to image God, Scripture tells us. And to the extent that we learn how to reflect a clear image of the Divine Model, we draw ourselves into closer union with God. Contrary to the prevailing …

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A Matter Of Choice

The term “Hobson’s Choice” crept into the English language in the late seventeenth century. Thomas Hobson was then a liveryman in Cambridge, England. And, according to his established policy, every customer who came to his stables to rent a horse was required to take the horse that stood nearest the door. The customer had no …

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God’s Idea

A pastor was standing in front of his Church, in the rain, waiting for a bus. Next to him stood a woman he hadn’t seen in the neighborhood before. Trying to be friendly, the pastor said to her, “It’s been pouring rain for three days. If this keeps up, we’ll have to build an ark!” …

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The Freest Person Who Ever Lived

Fashions in language come and go. But it’s likely that use of the word “uptight” will remain fashionable for a long time to come. According to some social scientists, the “uptight” person is not neurotic, but normal. It is fashionable, it seems, to get uptight about all the things everyone else is uptight about. It …

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