Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So, does putting others first make us wimps?

Depends. Do you think Messiah Jesus was a wimp?

Really, the Lord of the Universe gets on His knees and washes feet. That's not a wimp. That's power under control.

For the joy set before Him, the joy of being able to do what was best for us, He underwent torture.

We put others first, and we get joy in return.

Today is:

Feast of Damo

Legal Drinking Age Day

National Creme Brulee Day (Touche! Cafe au Lait! Creme Brulee! -- well, I guess you had to be there.)

National Junk Food Day (We need a day for that!?!)

National Tug of War Tournament Day

Schoelcher Day, French West Indies (Abolition of slavery.)

St. Lawrence of Brindisi's Day

St. Praxedes' Day


Birthdays Today:

Robin Williams, 1951
Cat Stevens, 1948
Don Knotts, 1924
Isaac Stern, 1920
Ernest Hemingway, 1899


Today in History:

The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is set afire by Herostratus, BC356
Pope Paul III begins the Sanctum Officium, an inquisition against Protestants, 1542
The English Fleet defeats the Spanish Armada, 1588
In what is considered to be the first true "showdown" of what is now called the "Old West", Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in the market square of Springfield, Mo., 1865
Sirima Bandaranaike becomes the world's first woman PM in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), 1960

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