Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19; Psalms 71:1-6,15-17; I Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30
You’ve heard the expression “what’s in a name?” Well you may be interested to know that in ancient times, certain Hindu names were used as an expression of gratitude for blessings received, or wishes fulfilled — or to show an association with an event, a time, a place or a person. For example, the name Dukhi means miserable or sorrowful — a name bestowed to ward off the envy of the gods. The name Sukhi, means at ease, tranquil or content — and was used to show prosperity.
In a modern day parable, brothers Sukhi (the optimist) and Dukhi (the pessimist) set off down the road just as a flock of birds swoop in. And just like that, Sukhi…
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