John D. Rockefeller Jr. believed in the United Nations. He also thought it was not proper for such a distinguished and important agency to be meeting in a skating rink in Queens. He was so disturbed when no site could be located to build the needed structure that he took it upon himself to locate the perfect place for the headquarters of the world's institution for peace. He searched for property coast to coast, but his secret desire was to have the United Nations in New York City. Unable to locate any suitable property in Manhattan or elsewhere, he called a family conference.
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.