Work can cost less but be more expensive. Work can be so natural it demands significant preparation. It can also prove useless.
Now, fourth, it can be regretted by those involved. Einstein’s signature on a letter written by a number of scientists to President Roosevelt convinced him to begin nuclear research that eventuated in Trinity, Little Boy and Fat Man. Einstein later remarked that his one great mistake in life was his signature on the letter. WWII, Time Life, 427, In March, 1939, refuge Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard produced a laboratory-scale-reaction using uranium. That night he realized that the discovery meant sorrow for the world. Ibid.
How differently the night Jesus came to earth. Never had Language and Message more rhapsodically merged: Jesus Christ is Born...JOY to the world. He brought mending to all that’s torn. Intelligence to replace all ignorance. Healing for all the hurting. Laughter instead of languishing. Forgiveness of even unforgiveable sins.
Fifth, work that sees immediate results. Even as the battle for Iwo Jima raged, 35 super fortresses made emergency landings on the island. A & E broadcast 9/14/89. That offered proof to the men fighting that the price they paid was worth the cost. And in every life today where Jesus is accepted, immediate, positive changes occur. New values are established. New goals set. New hope aroused.
“For never was a story of more woe “Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” A5, S3, ll 9-10.
But...for those loving Christ, every story ends in delight, not woe; with anticipation, not despair; with a new beginning that never ends, never with a forlorn end just as we were preparing to begin. -Fini-
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