Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Problem of having no religious outlook

Karl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, said, ‘People from all civilized countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among all my patients in the second half of life – that … Continue reading

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Going round in circles

Charles Swindoll tells of a bazaar in India where a man had some birds for sale, each tied by the leg to a ring which fitted over a post stuck in the ground. Consequently, all that the birds could do … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus weep?

I met a group of people who were thanking God that an elderly friend had been brought back from the brink of death by a medical intervention that now keeps her alive. Yet I remember that old lady telling me … Continue reading

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When our actions contradict our values

In 1983 a Korean Air Lines flight accidentally strayed into Soviet air space and was shot down by a Soviet jet-fighter, flown by a Major Osipovich. 240 people lost their lives as a result, and an international crisis suddenly flared … Continue reading

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The music within us

The famous composer Mendelssohn once visited the cathedral at Fribourg, and having heard the great organ, went into the organ loft and asked to be allowed to play it. The old organist, afraid to let strangers loose on this marvelous … Continue reading

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In every obstacle there’s an opportunity

There’s an old legend of a king who had a boulder placed on a highway and left there to see if anyone would remove it. A number of important people came by and squeezed past, complaining about the way the … Continue reading

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Taking things for granted

Two old friends happened to meet each other one day. One of them seemed depressed. His friend asked him why he was so sad. He said: ‘Three weeks ago, my uncle died and left me $40,000.’ ‘That’s wonderful,’ his friend … Continue reading

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