Dave found himself wandering through a maze of tables and stacks and racks piled high with things marked for sale overflowing a big two-car garage. He was amazed at the number of 500-piece jigsaw puzzles someone had tired of, the shelves lined with popular paperback books, and the abundance of clothes that somehow didn't fit the wearer, his taste, or his lifestyle anymore. The what-nots and knickknacks didn't interest him, so he turned to go. And the act of turning brought his eye onto exactly what he was looking for. He waved to the woman running the garage sale.
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.