Archive for the ‘Repentance’ Category

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The Resurrection of Pinnochio

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a wood-carver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, […]

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Its Time To Stop Missing What We Never Had!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Recently I heard a fictional character on television say, “Now, I miss what I never had!” He was ‘now’ in the later stages of life, and he was giving advice to a young protegé. He was referring to the fact that he had spent his entire life in service to his country. What he […]

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My Life As A Paratrooper

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. (‘Lemon Tree’, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962) […]

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“I’m Sorry” Goes A Long Way Towards Healing

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD My second grade teacher was a tiny elderly woman named Mrs. Wells who despite her size held a commanding presence in our classroom. She carried a foot long wooden ruler, almost at all times, and wielded it freely in order to get the attention of the class. It was not uncommon for […]

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