Taxies And Churches
One day I saw Two taxicabs the "Independent Cab Co." is painted on the red and white cab, and "United Independent Taxi Co." is painted on the green and white one. I wonder: how does a "united" independent company differ from a truly independent company? Is there any easy way for the casual observer to tell the difference? Is one approach inherently better? Does one result in cleaner taxis, lower fares, more courteous drivers, or less hair-raising rides through heavy traffic? Is the name really important?
The dictionary says a miracle is a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of the divine.
• a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences
an amazing achievement.
As we enter the new year
The New Year is a time to pause, look back, look inside of self, look ahead. It is a time to think seriously about life's ultimate issues: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? It is a very good time to consider the relevance of the Christian faith to our world and to our lives.
Over the years I have hoarded in my files and notebooks a number of things that have seemed significant to a consideration of a New Year. As we approach a new year, perhaps it is time to think about life and it's meaning. Robert Browning spoke about the close of one year and the beginning of another:
This is the time of year for those who deceive the gullible with claims of psychic power to do their thing: predicting what will happen in 2016. I thought I would do a little prognostication for 2016. I guarantee these predictions to be more accurate than any you will read in the tabloids on the supermarket checkout stands!
• Sightings of space aliens and Elvis (perhaps together) will continue to be reported in the tabloids. But seriously--
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