Posts Tagged ‘Answered Prayer’

20 – Difficulty With Prayer

MacDonald hammers out an image of prayer as revealed through the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana. His perspective is so refreshing and heart felt it is remarkable in its loveliness.

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19 – Jesus On Prayer

MacDonald addresses himself to the parable of the unjust judge, and reveals a delightful angle to an often poorly understood, or misunderstood story. He brings light without compromise.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.