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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 13, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote, "Do not waste your time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor act as if you did. As soon as we do this, we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less."

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org


The story is told of a Franciscan monk in Australia assigned to be the guide and "gofer" to Mother Teresa when she visited New South Wales. Thrilled and excited at the prospect of being so close to this great woman, he dreamed of how much he would learn from her and what they would talk about. But during her visit, he became frustrated. Although he was constantly near her, the friar never had the opportunity to say one word to Mother Teresa. There were always other people for her to meet.

Finally, her tour was over, and she was due to fly to New Guinea. In desperation, the Franciscan friar spoke to Mother Teresa: If I pay my own fare to New Guinea, can I sit next to you on the plane so I can talk to you and learn from you? Mother Teresa looked at him. “You have enough money to pay airfare to New Guinea?” she asked.

Yes, he replied eagerly. “Then give that money to the poor,” she said. “You'll learn more from that than anything I can tell you.”

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Top Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Ordering A Hamburger With Four Beef Patties

10. Are my papers in order?

9. Can I get it supersized?

8. Will I have time to run 298 miles so I can burn off all the calories?

7. Could this have anything to do with why the rest of the world hates us?

6. Should I talk to my doctor about Lipitor?

5. Can I get it on a low-carb bun?

4. How come there isn't any sausage on these bad boys?

3. Why do I have to sign a release form before I buy one?

2. Should I wait until they come out with a burger that has “five” patties?

1. Do I have my cardiologist on speed dial?

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/


Using a new painting program on my computer, I managed to come up with a very credible still life of fruit. I made a color printout and sent it to my daughter, a graphic designer. She called when it arrived. "Isn't it good?" I asked.

She chuckled, and in a tone that echoed mine from years ago, replied, "Mom, it's beautiful. We put it on the refrigerator."

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.cleanlaffs.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Saint Columbia, a sixteenth-century Irish missionary, was sent to evangelize northern Scotland. The adventure was hazardous because of the Picts who occupied the area. Columbia and twelve men sailed to the nearby Island of Iona. The first thing that they did was to burn their boat. They were afraid to trust themselves with a seaworthy craft which might tempt them to leave. Thus, a boatload of men brought Christ to Scotland."

From: G. Curtis Jones. 1,000 Illustrations For Preaching And Teaching. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1986, p. 184, http://isbn.nu/0805422498

Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,

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