Posts Tagged ‘Pharisaism’

29 – The Mark


Understanding the parables in the Gospels doesn’t come naturally. It takes study, but it also takes application so that we can begin to experience metanoia, change of mind, so crucial to new birth.

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241 – Being Right

What could be more deadly to our potential progress than this poisonous addiction? Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)

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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.