First of all, the chain had come off the sprockets on his bicycle. Then, when he tried to be a big boy and fix it by himself, he had gotten some grease on his hands and just a little bit on his shirt. He knew that his folks would not be happy with the grease on his shirt, so he had decided to put some cleaner on the shirt. Unfortunately, he had grabbed the wrong container from the closet, so his shirt looked worse now than before he tried to fix it. In other words, Nathan did not have a very good day. To his surprise, his parents were stern but forgiving about the shirt.
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.
Ron Love Mark Ellingsen Bob Ove Bonnie Bates Bill Thomas Frank Ramirez
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.