joseph meister lived

In 1885, a young boy named Joseph Meister was attacked and mauled by a rabid dog, thus contracting the dreaded rabies disease. At the time of this attack, the famed researcher, Louis Pasteur, was experimenting with a rabies vaccination for animals. He had successfully developed a vaccine that seemed to work on rabid dogs but […]

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The One another commands (more needed than ever)

Today, we humans are rapidly losing our ability to lovingly and constructively relate with one another, and it is damaging us more deeply than we realize. We should change this. The New Testament gives us more than fifty “one another” commands, and if we actually practiced them, the entire ethos of our national, political, and […]

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Friend of Sinners

Of all the many names and titles affixed to Jesus throughout His ministry, this one might be the sweetest—and the most controversial. It was not bestowed as a compliment, and the people who gave Him this name were not admiring Him for it. They said, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of […]

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The Journey Is Too Much for You

In the story of your life you will have moments when the journey is too much for you. Not in a metaphorical or an emotionally descriptive sense, but in a real, literal one. There are times in our lives when we are not able to carry on.   This is true for everyone, even for […]

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I Don’t Care…Now I Care

Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd: “Shut up! Don’t bother the teacher.” Jesus: “Bring him to me.” The crowd: “Great news, Bartimaeus! Jesus is asking for you.” Have you ever laughed at this moment from Mark 10:46-49? Have you ever chuckled or scoffed with just a twinge of self-righteousness […]

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