September 4, 2017

Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

There is an old saying that good things come in threes- or is it bad things come in threes. I think I’ve heard both. Going to the internet I found “The concept is rooted in the Latin principle known as omne trium perfectum or, translated into English, the rule of three.  Confucius mentioned the rule of three in 500 B.C. in “Analects” when he wrote:  “Ko Wan Tze thought thrice before acting.  Twice would have been enough” (idiomation.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/good-things-come-in-threes/). At any rate, I like things in threes- no runs, no hits, no errors. I think it could be that I can hold no more than three thoughts in my brain at one time. If I go to a fourth I forget the first. But three I can handle- I came, I saw, I conquered. So the above verse works for me. I could actually memorize it and my life would be so much better if these three attributes characterized my life. How about you? This week begins the school year here. Why not make these guiding principles for the fall?

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