"My little children, let us not love in words,
neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."
(1 John 3:18)
The following story moved me...
"The tale is told of four scholars who were arguing over the beauty and accuracy of various Bible translations.
One scholar argued for the King James Version, siting its beautiful, eloquent old English.
The second scholar was in favor of the American Standard Bible. He cited its literalism, the way it moved a reader from passage to passage with confident feelings of accuracy from the original text.
The third scholar said he preferred the translation by Moffatt and praised what he felt were quaint, yet penetrating words. He believed they captured the attention of the reader.
After giving thought to each of the lengthy and impassioned arguments presented, the fourth scholar said, "Frankly, I have always preferred my mother's translation."
Knowing that his mother was not a Bible translator, nor a scholar, the other three laughed and said, No, seriously..." The man stood his ground. "I stand by my claim, " he said. "My mother translated each page of the Bible into life. And it was the most convincing translation I have ever seen."
"Her children stand and bless her...."
(Proverbs 31:28 (TLB)
Something to think about!
(PS: I have no idea what is wrong with the comment thingy today! Argh! Sooo SORRY to those of you who had your comments rejected!)
Hope your day is wonderful.
Love to you...