The Face Is the Window to the Soul
Genesis 4:6; Nehemiah 2:1–2; Proverbs 14:13
A man’s face will often reveal that which his words try to conceal.
R. A. Torrey (1856 – 1928)
The enormity of our world's needs are overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news items can appear to be just black and white. Hopefully, by raising in this Blog a few of these intractable issues would call us to pray, and if necessary, to act.
Pelican Nebula Close-up.
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh.
The prominent ridge of emission featured is designated IC 5067, and is part of a larger emission nebula called the Pelican Nebula, spaning about 10 light-years. The Pelican Nebula close-up was constructed from narrowband data mapping emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms to red, green, and blue colours. Dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted by energetic radiation from young, hot, massive stars. Twin jets emerging from the tip of the long, dark tendril (below centre) are the telltale signs of an embedded protostar catalogued as Herbig-Haro 555. The Pelican Nebula itself, also known as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away, northeast of bright star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus.
Originally named The Poet, The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. It is part of a large commission, begun in 1880, for a sculptured panel called The Gates of Hell, based on Dante's The Divine Comedy. The Thinker, at the centre of the composition is about 70 cm high, as Rodin wanted a heroic figure in the tradition of Michelangelo, to represent intellect as well as poetry. The figure was designed to be seen from below, and is normally displayed on a fairly high plinth. There are about 28 full size castings though not all were made during Rodin's lifetime and under his supervision.
The Yimchunger is one of the major tribes of Nagaland, the Tuensang district within India, and areas of Myanmar. Strong ties to cultural identity in the form of their passion for agriculture are reflected in the songs. Their traditional dress includes colourful cane-made headgear decorated with hair and bird feathers.
The flag of Iraq is a tricolour of three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation flag. Adopted on 22 January 2008, it bears the takbīr (Allahu akbar, "God is the greatest) in green. Red symbolizes the bloody struggle and the courage to overcome it. White for the bright future for Iraq and the generosity of Iraqis. Black, the oppression against Islam and the triumph of Islam. Green represents Islam.
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The brain produces half a cup of fluid each day. It floats in this bath of cerebrospinal fluid which acts as a shock absorber to keep the brain from being crushed by its own weight.
Faith is readiness to die for Christ's sake, for his commandments, in the conviction that such death brings life; it is to regard poverty as riches, insignificance and nothingness as true fame and glory and having nothing, to be sure that you possess all things. But above all, faith is attainment of the invisible treasure of the knowledge of Christ, regarding everything visible as dust or smoke.
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