A man woke up from an alcoholic nightmare in a hospital on New York's Central Park West. A doctor said, "Morning, Bill." The man in the bed mumbled, "Morning, Doc." The doctor observed, "This is your 50th visit." The sick man replied, "That calls for a celebration, Doc. How about a drink?" The doctor sighed and said, "You can have your drink if you'll do something for me. They brought in a young man last night -- his first time." The man in the bed asked, "What can I do?" "Just go to see him," replied the doctor. "Let him take a good look at you.
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.