The prehistoric passage tomb of Newgrange, in Ireland, is a mysterious and fascinating
place to visit. It's a raised, earthen mound that dates back to around 3200 BCE. This
means it's older than both Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.
The most remarkable feature of the tomb is the way it's designed to catch the rays of the
sun on one particular day each year: the winter solstice. Beginning at dawn, from
December 19-23, a beam of light from the rising sun shines down the narrow passageway
into the center of the tomb, illuminating the inner chamber for just seventeen
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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.