Jack’s Winning Words 10/3/16
“There are no problems, only opportunities for growth.” (Rebbetzin Dena Weinberg) Blow the shofar! That sound reminds my Jewish friends that it’s a new year, a time to put away old problems and to concentrate on new opportunities. The shofar blows for all of us. Yesterday is past. Today is a new day. Among the slogans by my computer is, “What if….” The future is full of opportunities. “What if we did this…that…or the other thing?” It’s up to us! ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: Might not be in tune with the Jewish calendar, but can appreciate the anticipation present with our friends at this time in their lives...Our calendar today indicates a brand new week begins and one that has never been lived in before...Onward together, Jack, let's see what God has in store for us!!====JACK: Here's an idea for you. Preach a sermon on "New Beginnings" and begin it by blowing a shofar. That would wake up the congregation!
FROM MY LAWYER: May you be inscribed in The Book of Life for another peaceful year and may it be filled with health and happiness.====JACK: There's an old song which describes God taling out the Book of Life and calling the roll. "Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care; Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there." I think your name's in there, too/
FROM THE HEAD OF FABER UNIV:: Hope you're doing well and since it is the Jewish new year I wish you a happy and healthy year to come!====JACK: Who's to say the the New Year has to begin on January 1?
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: It's hard to say but true! Old year old problems...if they weren't fixed yet, you alone can't fix them. Leave them to God and move on in faith!====JACK: God is the original Mr. Fix-It.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Justice) recently said, "One of the advantages of living in a free, democratic society is that each day we have many opportunities to be leaders, simply by living virtuous lives". In our present moral culture he may be right! Certainly in the Political realm... !====JACK: Are you sure he said this? He's famous for never saying anything during Supreme Court sessions. Oops! That was not nice! Bur, the words are nice, and he probably did say them.
FROM DMF IN AV: Blow the Gjallarhorn! (not quite the same meaning as blowing the shofar)====JACK: A similarity...The ancient Norwegians blew that horn to announce the coming of their gods. I see that the Minnesota Vikings have installed a giant one in their new stadium. Horns, besides the shofar, have long been used used to say: PAY ATTENTION! I heard one sound behind me as I was driving not long ago.