Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Friend in Need ...

A friend in need is a friend in deed
A version of this proverb was known by the 3rd century BC. Quintus Ennius wrote: 'Amicu certus in re incerta cernitur'. This translates from the Latin as 'a sure friend is known when in difficulty'.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations lists the earliest version from Caxton's Sonnes of Aymon, 1489:

"It is sayd, that at the nede the frende is knowen."

The morality play Everyman from the 15th century also contains similar lines.

Fellowship: 'Sir, I say as I will do in deed.'

Everyman: 'Then be you a good friend at need;...'

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Funnel of Life

I was reflecting on the death of a friend, remembering the times we shared, the conversations we had. It struck me how my view on life has evolved, not only because of this event, but the way in which time has revamped my focus on the things I once thought were important.