“Have a little faith.” How many times have you heard that? Perhaps the idea is losing traction in our society today and you haven’t heard it so much. In any case, when you hear it, if you do, or when you read it, as you surely just did, the question should arise, “In what?”
“A leopard cannot change its spots.” People say this with the idea that a man cannot change who or what he is. There is some truth to the idea. But like all aphorisms, it doesn’t tell the whole truth.
I’ve been meaning to write this one for a long time. I’ll keep it short and to the point. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
We can take this as a call to be “fruit inspectors” in a way. These words of Jesus point to a way to recognize false teachers, or rather false prophets, in our midst. They also serve as a warning to us.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. As a Civil Rights icon, I suppose he might deserve the world’s accolades. As a purported Christian, I don’t really know.
It’s January 1, 2020 AD according to the Gregorian Calendar. As usual people are posting resolutions for the new year and reflections on the previous year. I suppose I’m not that much different.
A while back I noted that we were looking for a new home. We looked, and looked, and none of the places we thought would be right were. In some cases, we went so far as to apply for a lease, only to either be so far down the line that our application was never looked at or first in line and skipped over. Not one of the places we had applied to even bothered to check our credit or our references.