Food for Thought: Truth and Love

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. Warren W. Wiersbe

Thank you

The Salutation of the Dawn

No, this is not a recently discovered painting by Turner! It is a photo taken by our friend, artist Professor Estelle Marais. The picture is of sunrise over the harbour in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 7 June 2020.

Silhouetted against the rising sun is a harbour crane, affectionately described by Estelle as “The Harbour Giraffe walking into the sun this morning”.

Estelle always finds the welcoming dawn encouraging and inspiring.

This wonderful photograph is a powerful reminder of Kalidasa’s greatly loved poem “Look to this Day”:

Scroll down below the picture to read the famous poem:

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Picture Estelle Marais

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Thank you Kalidasa and Estelle

Please do this now

Intellectual Honesty

“Intellectual honesty consists in stating the precise conditions under which one will give up one’s belief. …”

Imre Lakatos

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Take Away One.

In an argument when your opponent is adamant that they are right ask them: What evidence would convince you to change your mind?

Take Away Two.

Ask yourself the same question before you yourself pontificate about some topic!

What has a gadfly to do with this?

Material Possessions in Perspective

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They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshýd gloried and drank deep:
And Bahrám, that great Hunter–the Wild Ass
Stamps o’er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep
.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald

Something to think about.

CHURCHILL and COVID19

What would Sir Winston Churchill have said about the Health Workers worldwide if he were alive today? 

 

Perhaps the following?

 

“The gratitude of every home in the world goes out to all health workers worldwide, who undaunted by the odds, unweakened by their constant challenge and mortal danger, are fighting to turn the tide of the Covid19 pandemic, by their prowess and devotion and by their compassionate care for all its victims”.

(Based on Churchill’s speech in the House of Commons on 20 August 1940. Churchill was praising the heroic role being played by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain in August 1940, during the Second World War.

 

Source:

Information about Churchill’s speech obtained on