Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
"The eye of a needle" is part of a phrase attributed to Jesus by the synoptic gospels:
...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the
The parallel versions appear in Matthew 19:23-24, Mark 10:24-25 and Luke 18:24-25.
The saying was a response to a young rich man who had asked Jesus what he needed to do in order to inherit eternal life. Jesus replied that he should keep the commandments. To which the man stated he had done. Jesus responded, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." The young man became sad and was unwilling to do this. Jesus then spoke this response, leaving his disciples astonished.
Some commentators have found it incredible to speak of a rich man's chance of being saved as being harder than threading a camel through a literal sewing implement. Consequently the phrase has inspired various interpretations.
The Quran uses this phrase to express the idea of something that is unlikely to happen:
To those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of heaven, nor will they enter the garden, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle: Such is Our reward for those in sin.
Al-Araf (The Heights) 7:40
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
There are more than 100 world known personalities on this painting. Try to identify them. If you can name a minimum of 25, you may consider yourself a well-informed person.
Just click on the image to enlarge it.
It’s a high resolution one!
The largest crocodile ever held in captivity is an Estuarine/Siamese hybrid named "YAI" (Born10 June 1972) at the famous Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and
Source: Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo - Blog Peskaki
I've just seen it on the site CK This Out. Click on the picture above to read the full story.
Monday, November 23, 2009
"I have one life and one chance
To make it count for something.
I’m free to choose what that something is,
And the something I’ve chosen is my faith.
My faith demands that I do
whatever I can, wherever I am,
whenever I can, for as long as I can,
with whatever I have,
to try to make a difference to others."
- Pravsworld -