Mike Weir was the 2003 Masters champion. He spent 110 weeks as one of the world's top ten golfers from 2001 and 2005. It looked like his successful career would continue; but unfortunately it was set back by elbow and wrist injuries. Despite his physical handicaps, Weir did not give up nor did he lose hope. At the age of 41, financially secure, Weir continued to compete. Then in the summer of 2011 he began to regain his game but a comeback was still on the distant horizon. His fortitude is reflected when he said, "I'm going to dig my way out of this, no matter how long it takes."
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.