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Today’s Thought – 31 December 2008

“Everything is good as it leaves the hands of the Author of things; everything degenerates in the hands of man.”

“Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves.”

– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(28 June 1712 - 2 July 1778), Swiss-born French philosopher and author

These two quotations of Jean-Jacques Rousseau remind me of two scriptures: Genesis 8:21, where God says “…the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth,” and Job 12:7-10:

7 “Ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

8 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish of the sea speak to you.

9 They all know that the Lord has done this.

10 For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of all humanity.”

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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