"The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."
- Sir Arthur Eddington
IN JIM'S WORDS...
When I retired to the woods of South Carolina I wanted to experience a passion similar to those who built Stonehenge - strong enough to inspire me to move mega-ton boulders halfway across England. That is to say, I retired with an agenda. “Okay God, it’s you and me. No structures No restrictions. No theology. No holds barred. Twenty-four hours a day. You are my only passion. You say you like a challenge? Bring it on!” Like Jacob of old who wrestled with God, I had one prayer on my lips: “I will not let you go until you bless me!”
Imagine my surprise when, in a totally unexpected way, God answered and did just that!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Virtually every culture and civilization that ever existed told the story of the good and virtuous hero who either triumphed over evil or was destroyed by it. They all seemed to think it important to remind us of our responsibility to resist the devil so as not to be cast out of Eden. Wars have been fought and dictators brought low because the principle of fighting evil seemed to be more important at the time than merely defending a piece of turf. History is not a simple story of who did what and when they did it. It is also the story of why it happened at all.