“It is often said in derision that ‘love is blind.’ But there is some truth in the saying—if it is said as follows: ‘Love should be all intelligent—all eyes, ears, and mind before marriage, but should be blind after marriage, overlooking some of the faults that appear.’”
—Heard at a wedding reception in 2010, submitted by K. A. P. (Paulsen) Yesudian, from Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Nervous and insecure at his first baptism after being ordained, a young pastor took the hand of the person to be baptized and said, “I baptize you in the name of the father of the child and the spirit of prophecy.”
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS?
That same pastor, after officiating at his first wedding ceremony, told the audience, “Now I present you the youngest couple in this church. Let’s give them a warm greeting.”
—José Carlos Ebling, Brazil
DID YOU KNOW?
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected the Trans-European Division for this year’s third quarter Thirteenth Sabbath Offering (July-September). The Trans-European Division includes countries in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It is home to more than 616 million people, of which 111,000 are Seventh-day Adventists. That’s a ratio of one Adventist for every 5,555 people.
The offering is designated to help:
♦ Plant an English-speaking church in Copenhagen, Denmark.
♦ Renovate a historic building to be used as a church in Nummela, Finland.