[A logical segue – a summer repeat from November 11, 2013]
In my post of June 11, 2012, I talked about reading the Old Testament. I referenced some favorite verses therein (especially a quote from my father of the bride speech at Lauren’s wedding). I just finished reading the New Testament. Again. Quite a trip. The Gospels are interesting and inspiring as they have been forever. The essence of Christianity. The Resurrection. Salvation. But there are some verses which I just had to write down. Because sometimes one needs “special” inspiration.
I Timothy 5:23 gives sage counsel: “Drink no longer water but a little wine for thy stomach’s sake. . . .” So who doesn’t feel obliged to have a nice cab now and then?
I Timothy 4:8 admonishes that “. . . bodily training is of some value.” So I (sigh) feel the push to go to the fitness center a few times a week.
Which leads to the whole reason for a personal trainer. I mean it’s right there in Hebrews 12:12 “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees. . . .”
But seriously, there is one chapter I discovered on a gray day in 1969. I Corinthians 3. For me, much of Christianity seems to distill in these 23 verses. The words are old friends. I find peace. Calm. And faith.