In Gold We Trust?

...whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it

Luke 9:24
Luke 9:18-24

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In “The Book of Lists,” there is a collection of “Memorable Boners” which includes the following:

In 1961, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City displayed a painting by Henri Matisse entitled, “Le Bateau” — and it took forty-seven days before someone discovered it was hung upside down.

The U.S. Mint printed on a run of gold coins, “In Gold We Trust” (instead of “In God We Trust”).

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus tells us that “Whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake, he will save it” (Lk. 9:24). More and more these days, people seem to think they have discovered that Jesus has things upside down. And this is evidenced, for the most part, in an attitude and approach to life based on the principle, “In Gold We Trust,” instead of “In God We Trust.”

Recently, at the University of Princeton, an Australian debating team was crowned The “Heavyweight…

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