There is a scene in the movie "Shadow of the Hawk" here a young couple is climbing a mountain with the help of a guide, in a desperate attempt to flee from evil people. At one point, the young woman slumps to the ground and says, “I can’t take another step.” The young man lifts her to her feet and says, “But darling, we must go on. We have no other choice!”
As we breathed out 2020 and breathed in 2021, we were hoping that this year would be better. But, with the second wave of the pandemic, many of us are feeling a sense of loss and distress. Some of us may be sick or have someone close to us suffering from Covid-19; some of us may have even lost a family member or a dear friend recently; some of us may be worried about commencement ceremonies or other celebrations...
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During the past weeks of Easter, we have seen the apostles celebrating on a happy Palm Sunday, sharing the Passover with their Lord, and having their hopes wiped out as they witnessed His crucifixion.
“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.” Have words more beautiful and more true ever been spoken? Yet how do they reach into hearts that seem lost?
There is a legend of a man who got lost in the desert and was dying of thirst. He stumbled upon an abandoned house. Outside the dilapidated, deserted shack was a pump. He rushed forward and began pumping furiously but in vain. Then he noticed a jug of water along with a note which read: “You must prime the pump with water and remember to refill it before you leave.”
How do families become alive with goodness? One way to become fully alive as a healthy, loving, family is by praying together. But I would like to draw your attention to another way we can make our families thrive in Christ - and that is by living a virtuous life together. How do we achieve a virtuous life together as a family?