“All living things contain a measure of madness that moved them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving, it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it no species would survive”. -Yan Martel
We must continue to live, learn, and love. However, the key word for survival is adapt. We must learn to adapt.
The fact is that the Sermon on the Mount is not in our creeds. As the Apostles’ Creed now stands you can accept every word of it and leave the essential self untouched. Suppose we had written it in our creeds and had repeated each time with conviction ; “ I believe in the Sermon on the Mount and in its way of life, and I intend, God helping me, to embody it” ! What would have happened? I feel sure that if this had been our main emphasis, the history of Christendom would have been different.”
E. Stanley Jones, Christ of the Mount
Born on this day in 1884: Amedeo Modigliani. His stylized long-necked portraits show the influence of Renaissance painting and African sculpture on the brilliant yet troubled artist.
“Portrait of a Polish Woman,” 1919, by Amedeo Modigliani
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says he is auctioning the gun he used to kill the unarmed black teen.
Zimmerman told Fox 35 in Orlando he had recently had the gun returned to him from the Department of Justice, and decided to put it for sale.
“I thought it was time to move past the firearm,” Zimmerman told the station. “If I sell it, and it sells, I move past it.”
What has become of our nation? Let’s pray and turn from our wicked ways and seek His face!