Saturday, September 08, 2007

Well equipped

Having recently gone to see the Exhibit “Body Worlds”, when I read the following passage it struck me more deeply. Either way, it is a good answer to the young person, or old, who feels as thought they have disadvantage in getting along in this old world.

“Do not say that you no outfit, no capital to start with! Young man, go down to the Mercantile Library and get some books and read of what wonderful mechanism God gave you in your hand, in your foot, in your eye, in your ear; and then ask some doctor to take you into the dissecting-room and illustrate to you what you have read about; and never again commit the blasphemy of saying that you have no capitol to start with. Equipped! Why, the poorest young man in the land is equipped as only the God of the whole universe could afford to equip him.”

I like that last line that begs the admission, ‘how can I say I have no great advantage when I look at this body machine God designed?’ A machine that has limitless physical abilities; but not to be outdone by the even more limitless abilities of the mind. Could we ever ask for a design to get along in this world that would have so many advantages and the designer and builder is God?

2 comments:

HAINAngel2000 said...

Fred, I am not sure where else to go. I know you shut your email account down and pretty much stopped communicating with me all together, cut me off so to speak. I have to say I seriously do not know why. I am not going to try to figure out why. Fred I am sorry I hurt you and your family so much you would cut us completely off. I just don't know what to say. I feel shocked and at awe and am confused really.
I understand you are and were going through a very hard time and I never tried to be insensitive to your feelings, if I did it was not on purpose. Anyway I am glad I at least got to meet you. My dream came true meeting my dads side of the family.
God bless you Fred. I will leave you alone. I do feel this is what your wanting!
I will continue to keep in contact with your sons (my cousins) unless they also wish me to be gone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
I switched my email account to Comcast and had to set up a new email. I will email you and update you. Yes,it has been a very difficult year, with two family members dying and the temporary custody of an additonal grandchild. I'll write you direct but suffice to say, nothing has changed on my end.
Love Fred