According to the wire service reports, there is a place in Australia that has become a favorite spot for those who want to commit suicide. It is a rocky cliff near Sydney Harbor called The Gap. For nearly 50 years, a man by the name of Don Ritchie has lived across the street from The Gap. Don sees it as his responsibility to try to keep people from jumping. It is estimated he has saved more than 160 lives by offering conversation, coffee or tea. In some way, he tries to bring them hope.
In Vermont, a farmer was sitting on the porch with his wife. He was beginning to realize how much she meant to him. It was about time-for they had lived together forty-two years and she had been such a great help. One day as they sat together, he said, "Wife, you have been such a wonderful woman, that there are times I can hardly keep from telling you."
On Mothers' Day, I shared how I believe church attendance should not be one option on the smorgasbord of many options on a Sunday morning. I stated that it is vital that parents develop a commitment to church attendance that will be an example to their children. Below is an article, that came out last week, by Dr. Mike Fabarez that is one of the best statements on the priority of church attendance that I have every read.
A letter written in a childish scrawl came to the post office addressed to "God." A postal employee, not knowing exactly what to do with the letter, opened it and it read: "Dear God, my name is Jimmy. I am 6 years old. My father is dead and my mother is having a hard time raising me and my sister. Would you please send us $500?" The postal employee was touched...
There is a Persian proverb that sounds more like a tongue twister than sound advice.
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool; shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not is a child; teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep; wake him
He who knows and knows that he knows, is wise; follow him.