Tag: purpose in living

(Genesis 20:1-18)

One of the hallmarks of a true leader is the capacity to withstand pressure, especially of the sudden and unexpected kind. It is at that very moment or period of time that a leader is expected to act in a way that is consistent with standards of justice and righteousness, regardless of the personal costs or consequences.

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Fresh start, new beginning III

From mad existence to purposeful living

Our world today is filled with people who suffer from various forms of psychosis and mental disorder. Jesus’ day was no exception.

There is a powerfully moving story in the gospel which illustrates what Jesus did and desires to do in lives today. The story is recorded in all three Synoptic Gospels – Matthew 8:28 34, Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39. Jesus had crossed over the lake with his disciples, and the first sight that met him was a man possessed by unclean spirits. That man bore all the hallmarks of madness. He lived in the graveyard; he was violent, he self-harmed; was often chained but so powerful was he that he would break the chains in pieces, crying out night and day in his torment. His was a terrible story.

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