"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Sunday, February 12, 2012


     Immediately after Jerry approved my posting about the choir, I heard a chorus of chirping in the winter-bare tree off our bedroom balcony. Three finches were in the dead branches singing their little feathery hearts out! I called Jerry over to listen. We both thought of the words of Jesus in Luke 19:37-40: "When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
   “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
   Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
   “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
     It felt like one of the Lord's sweet, personal reminders of His love for us (of which there have been many over the last few months), assuring us that if we can't celebrate His resurrection in public song, He will appoint birds to praise Him for us!

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