When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
Q:I will tell you about my crush. His name is Ben and he is super tall (I am 5'3) and very sweet. I am a freshman in college and he is a sophomore. We are both in the running club and he ran with me for about two miles. I've talked to him on Facebook a few times since them but not in person since then. I just really like him and I want to get to know him better but I don't want to mess it up.
Okay here’s the deal. You go for that just go for it. You have literally nothing to lose, no worst case scenario. One year difference in university is nothing omg just do it. You’re amazing and totally deserve to get what you want. Go for tall and handsome Ben and don’t worry! Ps this is totally adorable. Height difference is like a huge weakness of mine
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this is cool
I nearly choked.
They were selling stuff inside the church or whatever it name was
it was the Court or Garden of the Gentiles, so it was legal for them to sell stuff, but Jesus didn’t like it. so, yeah. even the Son of Man got violent at times.
"You see, while the sale of the animals and other items used for worship seems harmless and even helpful, we need to understand that it was anything but innocent. A dove that cost, say $1.00 on the street might cost $25.00 inside the Temple. The people who came to worship were being charged grossly inflated prices. The money changers were just as guilty. They charged a 10-12 percent exchange rate. They were also guilty of extortion. On top of this, the High Priest and his family were paid a percentage of the profits, on top of the fee the sellers had to pay to gain permission to sell in the Temple. It was a big money racket that preyed on poor. The Temple was nothing but a “den of robbers”. [x]
So Jesus was angry that the very place where God was supposed to be worshiped was using its religious power to extort money from the poor and (if they couldn’t afford to buy one of the approved doves) was actually keeping them away from God.
Jesus was always angriest with religious people who were using their religion to hurt others:
13“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.…
You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.[x]
Which I feel is something a lot of us Christians could do to remember these days.
I get the distinct feeling that Jesus would be doing a lot of table-flipping if he came back and saw the state of Christianity today.
Apparently it isn’t doing too much better than when he was roaming around in the first place.
imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that