January 26, 2019
There were Siamese twins who were joined together at the neck all the way down. The doctor came to the parents of these twins and said, ''If I do not perform surgery very quickly, both of these twins are going to die.''
The parents said, ''Well, you obviously have our permission. Begin immediately.'' He said, ''You don't understand. It is not that simple. I can save one, but I can't save the other. I can save either, but I can't save both. What I am telling you is the two of you must make a decision on which one is going to live and which one is going to die.''
In effect Jesus says you've got to make a similar choice. If Jesus is going to live in you, you must die to you. Your heart is like a throne and either you are on that throne or Jesus is on that throne.
- February 9, 2020
- In his book, An Anthropologist on Mars, neurologist Oliver Sacks tells about
- Virgil, a man who had been blind from early childhood. When he was 50,Virgil underwent surgery and was given the gift of sight. But as he and Dr.Sacks found out, having the physical capacity for sight is not the same asseeing.
- Virgil's first experiences with sight were confusing. He was able to make outcolors and movements, but arranging them into a coherent picture wasmore difficult. Over time he learned to identify various objects, but hishabits--his behaviors--were still those of a blind man.Dr. Sacks asserts, "One must die as a blind person to be born again as aseeing person. It is the interim, the limbo . . . that is so terrible."Jesus miracle was really a double miracle. He cured him of blindness andallowed him to really see