The value of a widow

"Jesus made what is perhaps the most striking statement of the value of a widow when he was dying. Most biblical scholars believe that by the time Jesus reached adulthood, his own mother was a widow. If ever there was a time when a man might be forgiven for failing to notice a widow's sufferings... Continue Reading →

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The likeness re-drawn

Athanasius in "On the Incarnation", roughly 376 A.D.: You know what happens when a portrait that has been painted on a panel becomes obliterated through external stains? The artist does not throw away the panel, but the subject of the portrait has to come and sit for it again, and then the likeness is re-drawn... Continue Reading →

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