Spiritually Speaking: It amazes me how something written over 2000 years ago is so relevant to this day. The Bible does that to me a lot. A page regarding these verses will be added as soon as possible. One verse is "Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, and
He shall exalt you (lift you up) in due time." And, "Do not repay evil with evil for evil will repay itself - vengeance is mine saith the Lord." The cool thing is I read it so much it all stuck in my mind and they pop into my head at the most amazing times, when they are most needed. Consider the verse "Thy word have I hid in my heart Lord, that I might not sin against thee." Sounds to me like the Lord is saying His Word enables us to lead lives pleasing to Him which would lead to better lives on earth. Truly a blessing, and the verses come into play with situations occurring right now in our lives. With the word safely hidden in your heart, those verses come forward when most needed. One final verse, for Protestants - "Let that mind which was in Christ be in you also." One way to get the mind which was in Christ in your head - read His Word.
HE turned it inside out so I could see, His spirit permeated me, your everywhere Father, for this I believe -
only through you I got this far, I pray and there you are, you're everywhere to me, your love is all
we need, you make me whole and you make me believe.... I'm not alone. (And neither are you—Michelle Branch Paraphrased-The Spirit Room)
* - Greek literature quoted by Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy when announcing that Martin Luther King had been killed only moments earlier in Memphis. Just two short months later, Bobby Kennedy was himself cut down by an assassin.
That's why I'm very inspired by the quote from Robert Kennedy at Cape Town in the 1960's about Apartheid. He said,
"Every time a person stands up against injustice, it sends forth a tiny ripple of hope which is crossing one another from a million centers of energy, and daring to create a tide that can bring down the mightiest walls of injustice."
He's talking about what one person can do in transnational legal process to change the world. When he said it, he was in Cape Town, and now South Africa is a constitutional democracy. There are people who are living proof -- Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi -- that this pragmatic idealism, connecting intellect to action, a theory to practice, has the possibility to change the world for the better.