Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from Leviticus 26-27; Mark 2

Friday’s: Numbers 1-2; Mark 3:1-19            Saturday’s: Numbers 3-4; Mark 3:20-35

Sunday’s: Numbers 5-6; Mark 4:1-20           Monday’s: Numbers 7-8; Mark 4:21-41

We all know challenging people, and we’re all a challenge to someone else. Here’s how several famous men described those they didn’t particularly like: “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Clarence Darrow   “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” Mark Twain   “I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.” Stephen Bishop   “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” Winston Churchill   “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” Oscar Wilde   “He’s a self-made made who worships his creator.” John Bright   “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” William Faulkner about Ernest Hemingway.

As Oscar Wilde creatively described it, “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”[1]  As Christians, let us strive to be people with the former, not the latter said of them.

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Saturday Evening Post, March/April 2007, pg. 28.