So many times a pastor listens to the complaints of a person against the rest of the family: I, of course, Pastor, have done my best, said only what was true, and am misunderstood. If only you could be there when we're fighting, you would see how wonderful I am and how misunderstood! Or, in the midst of household discussion, how often do we say (or hear): "What did I say that made you angry? All I did was ask what you'd done with your day!" "All I said was ..." probably accompanies more misunderstandings than any other phrase. And what is the response?
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Solomon leads all Israel in worship, gathering the leaders of the people, the elders, priests and heads of the tribes to watch as the ark of the covenant makes its way into the most holy place of the Temple.
Smoke fills the room as the glory of God fills the room. All eyes are upon Solomon as he lifts his hands toward heaven in prayer. The leaders knew his words would bring a blessing. How lovely, indeed, are the dwelling places of the Lord.
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Cannibalism? by David O. Bales John 6:56-69
“What’s with Rufus?” Longinus asked. “Makes sense he wants to dash to the village every moment he’s off duty, but when I ask him if he wants to go trolling the streets with me, he says ‘no.’ He always used to.”
According to the story, once when the great Greek mathematician Euclid was teaching a king about geometry his pupil complained because the subject was hard. Wasn’t there an easier path to knowledge? Euclid informed the king that there is no royal road to learning.