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Chosen people

I got a letter from an international credit card company recently telling me that because of my high status and salary they are offering me the opportunity to have their credit card. Well, as a retired clergyman, it’s strange they … Continue reading

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Unspoken Prayers

Someone once said the stomach is the only part of us that can be fully satisfied. The rest is an appetite that cannot be appeased. But listen to these words written by a soldier facing battle: ‘I asked God for … Continue reading

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It’s Not How Long You Hang Around That Counts

Charles Steinmetz was the engineer who designed the massive generators that made General Electrics one of America’s greatest corporations. After he retired those generators broke down and no-one could get them going. So eventually they called Steinmetz back. He puttered … Continue reading

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If I Were a Rich Man

At the height of his fame the writer Rudyard Kipling was invited to address a large gathering of university students in Canada. In his address he made this profound statement: ‘Some day,’ he said, ‘you will meet a man who … Continue reading

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