Human islands – ‘vanity and a grave misfortune!’

“United we stand, divided we fall!”

Quote attributed to Aesop, ancient Greek story teller (6th Century BC).

For one lion, Red, a pack of 20 hyenas is sure death. But the odds change when Tatu, Red’s ally joins. Even for a pack of 20 hyenas, a pair of two male lions is too much to take on!

“This also is vanity and a grave misfortune!”

King Solomon says: Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 New King James Version 

There is one alone, without companion:
He has neither son nor brother.
Yet there is no end to all his labors,
Nor is his eye satisfied with riches.
But he never asks,
“For whom do I toil and deprive myself of good?”
This also is vanity and a grave misfortune.

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

Jesus is quoted here in Mark 3:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.”

Jesus is again quoted in Luke 11:17

Friendship of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson

Broken families

We look at some families today and find relatives not even talking to each other and having so much distrust among themselves. Yet they are craving communication and care from the World.

Psalm 133.1

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!” 

If it was not for Tatu, the Lion, his ally Red would be dead.

If it was not for Pee Wee Reese, the baseball career of Jackie Robinson would have ended in 1947.

‘No Man is an Island’

(John Donn, 16th century English Poet)

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 

What do you think? Love to hear your comments on this important topic. Thanks in advance.

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Published by Alex Abraham

Lean Evangelist

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