Saturday, 19 March 2016

Sanity and Insanity (and Toddler George)

The headline in The Daily Mail this morning tells me that toddler George does not call his granny, the Queen of England, "Queen" but calls her "Gan gan".   I am still reeling from the shock - but very relieved that nothing more shocking is happening in the world today that could have made headlines instead.

Is the world getting madder?  Or is it me?

So on to the sanity of today's Memorial Bible reading:

Saturday, March 19

Learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart.Matt. 11:29.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus spoke and acted in ways that revealed genuine humility. He never called undue attention to himself. Instead, he directed all glory to his Father. (Mark 10:17, 18; John 7:16) He never talked down to his disciples or made them feel inferior. Rather, he dignified them, praising them for the good he saw in them and expressing his confidence in them. (Luke 22:31, 32; John 1:47) Jesus outstandingly showed humility by his obedience. (Phil. 2:5-8) Unlike arrogant individuals who disdain obedience, Jesus humbly submitted to God’s will for him, becoming “obedient to the point of death.” Is it not clear that Jesus, the Son of man, was “lowly in heart”? w15 2/15 1:7
Memorial Bible reading: (Daytime events: Nisan 9) Mark 11:1-11:

(Mark 11:1-11) "Now when they were getting near to Jerusalem, to Bethʹpha·ge and Bethʹa·ny at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples  and told them: “Go into the village that is within sight, and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied on which no man has sat until now. Untie it and bring it here.  And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here right away.’”  So they went away and found the colt tied at a door, outside on the side street, and they untied it.  But some of those standing there said to them: “What are you doing untying the colt?”  They told them just what Jesus had said, and they let them go.  And they brought the colt to Jesus, and they put their outer garments on it, and he sat on it.  Also, many spread their outer garments on the road, but others cut down foliage from the fields.  And those going in front and those coming behind kept shouting: “Save, we pray! Blessed is the one who comes in Jehovah’s name!  Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our father David! Save, we pray, in the heights above!”  And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple, and he looked around at everything, but since the hour was already late, he went out to Bethʹa·ny with the Twelve."

Captain Butterfly has just flown off to Binstead Wood (near Arundel) to look for a rather spectacular fungus. He has been entrusted with the co-ordinates, so watch his blogspot (linked via The Captain's Log.)

No comments:

Post a Comment