Many years ago, a missionary named John Paton began to translate the New Testament into the language of the natives he was trying to bring to Christ. During the course of this work, John Paton discovered that there was no native word for “believe.” One day, as the missionary struggled to resolve this problem, one of the natives came into his office, tired out from a hard day’s physical labor. The native flung himself on a chair, then stretched out and rested his legs on another chair. Laying himself out full-length on the two chairs, he said something about how good it felt to lean his whole weight on those chairs. Instantly, John Paton noted the word the man had…
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