Plus ultra

In the Spanish city of Valladolid, where Christopher Columbus died, there’s a monument to the great navigator. Its most interesting feature is a statue of a lion destroying one of the Latin words that had been part of Spain’s motto for centuries. Before Columbus made his voyages, the Spaniards thought they had reached the outer limits of earth. Thus their motto was ‘Ne Plus Ultra,’ which means ‘No More Beyond.’ The word being torn away by the lion is ‘Ne’ or ‘no,’ making it read ‘Plus Ultra.’ Columbus had proved there was indeed ‘more beyond.’
It’s also what Jesus meant when he said: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?’

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