“While Jesus was praying, his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.”
A woman who had never seen the ocean before went on a cruise. On the voyage she was captivated by the variety of colors she saw in different parts of the ocean — azure, turquoise, aquamarine, emerald. She collected samples of each hue in small bottles.
When she returned home, she wanted to show her friends the magnificent colors she had seen. But when she poured the contents of each bottle into separate glasses to show them, she was shocked to see that all they contained was water — colorless, translucent, ordinary water.Continue reading →
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
It was the great Roman boast: Ara Pacis Augustae – which means, “the era of Augustus’ peace.”
During the first and second centuries of the common era, the Roman empire, from Iberia to Greece, enjoyed a period of relative prosperity and tranquility. In one of the great propaganda campaigns of history, Caesar Augustus was hailed as a “god” and the “savior of the world” for the peace he enforced.Continue reading →