Posts Tagged ‘Pharisees’

34 – Knowing of the Son

MacDonald asks how many people today would recognize Jesus if He were to show up in our town. He answers the question himself, and it’s very interesting indeed.

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46 – The New Man

Two ways of looking at Truth are represented by John the Baptist and Jesus. Two ways of looking at Truth, externally, are represented by John the Baptist and the Pharisees.

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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.