[quote="Bulldog, post:4, topic:2069"]Should we be playing 666 for the daily number? :)[/quote]
Only those of us of a certain age probably truly get this.
Do you know other versions of Revelation had the number as 616 and 665?
This is like your 3rd biblical reference in just about 1 week. I’ve always respected your knowledge of social issues but I never realized it extended to the good book.
I’m beginning to wonder, is it you or us??
It’s me. I was a religion writer many years ago and have not been able to shake the bug.
I was struck by the Talor story on “The Journey” about him wanting to share his sandwich with the homeless man who approached them while his family was living in a car. As his mother said, “He was starving, but we were starving, too.” Talor’s response was that he still would have offered him some of his sandwich (or his sandwich, not sure how the story went). I went with the widow’s mites parable, but the sermon on the mount is also applicable:
But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall
smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat,
let him have your cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two.
Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you
turn you not away.
You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your
neighbor, and hate your enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use
you, and persecute you;
That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends
rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? do not
even the publicans the same?
And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
Be you therefore perfect, just as your Father which is in heaven