We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Shortcut to be Happy!

Many peoples in antiquity had throwing sticks, special weighted sticks that were designed to be thrown in a whirling motion as a weapon or as an implement for hunting game. The Australian Aborigines were apparently the ones who found that flattened, curved sticks could be thrown in an elliptical path so as to return to their point of origin. There’s one boomerang even older. It’s LOVE. It always has a way of returning to its sender; and in this way it protects us from discouragement and defeat. At the Music Hall in Royal Surrey Gardens in London on August 9, 1857, Reverend Charles H. Spurgeon preached a sermon about “Loving Thy Neighbor.” He said, “The shortcut to be happy yourself is to try to make others happy… If I would wish to be happy, I would not ask to have the wealth of this world, nor the things that men call comforts. The best comforts that I should desire would be loving ones round about me, and a sense that where I went I scattered happiness, and made men glad. That is the way to be happy… Love thy neighbor.” David Jeremiah

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