Category Archives: Kingdom of God

The only sure way out of that hole

A few years ago, the Isleta Casino in New Mexico used a TV commercial showing images of dollar bills floating down to an outstretched hand while an announcer said: ‘So the holidays have passed, and those credit card bills just … Continue reading

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Tread softly

There’s a wonderful line in one of Yeats’ poems that says: ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ I used to remind myself of these words when my daughters were in their teens and were full of wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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We live our lives on two stages

Using Shakespeare’s famous analogy of life being like an actor on the stage, psychologist Dr Fritz Perls said that we all live our lives on two stages. One is the outward stage; the way we present ourselves and the way … Continue reading

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‘Not with a bang but with a whimper’

Do you remember that famous line from T.S. Elliott, ‘And this is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper.’ During the Cold War when the two superpowers were locked in a deadly nuclear arms race … Continue reading

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Salt of the earth

Sodium is an extremely active element that always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its unpleasant smell. However, when sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride … Continue reading

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Who is the real VIP?

Charles Francis Adams was an important political figure in the nineteenth century. He kept a diary and one day he made this entry: ‘Went fishing with my son today – a day wasted.’ His son, Brook Adams, also kept a … Continue reading

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Which way did he go?

There’s an epitaph on a headstone outside an English parish church that says: ‘Behold all you who pass by, for as you are so once was I; and as I am so you will be; prepare yourself to follow me.’ … Continue reading

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