‘for all have sinned an fall short of the glory of God’ – Roman 3:23
So very often we are so full of self-righteouness
But listen to the small voice
We have sinned, all of us
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King
*Stephen King is still one of my favourite authors. http://www.stephenking.com/the_author.html
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. – Titus 2:2
From Paul’s Espitle to Titus.
WHO was Titus?
Titus was a christian minister that also accompanied Paul on at least one of his travels. In Titus 1:4 he is described by Paul as a “child of the faith”. Upon completing a journey to the island of Crete, Paul had established new churches of which Titus had influence over. Not mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, he was noted in Galatians where Paul writes of journeying to Jerusalem with Barnabas, accompanied by Titus. He was then dispatched to Corinth, Greece, where he successfully reconciled the Christian community there with Paul, its founder. Titus was later left on the island of Crete to help organize the Church, although he soon went to Dalmatia, Croatia. According to Eusebius of Caesarea in the Ecclesiastical History, he served as the first bishop of Crete. He was buried in Cortyna (Gortyna), Crete; his head was later translated to Venice during the invasion of Crete by the Saracens in 832 and was enshrined in St. Mark’s, Venice, Italy.
By Su Tung-Po
Translated By Arthur Waley
Families when a child is born
Hope it will turn out intelligent.
I, through intelligence
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope that the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he’ll be happy all his days
And grow into a cabinet minister.
Eternal and most glorious God… Thou alone dost steer my boat through all its voyage, but has a more especial care of it, when it comes to a narrow current, or to a dangerous fall of waters. Thou has a care of the preservation of my body in all the ways of my life; but, in the straits of death, open Thine eyes wider, and enlarge Thy Providence towards me so far that no illness or agony may shake and benumb the soul. Do Thou so make my bed in all my sickness that, being used to Thy hand, I may be content with any bed of Thy making. Amen.