Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Passover/Last Supper

While passover may be another 'routine day' at church, it really is a day of great significance.
Exodus 12:14 commands, in reference to God's sparing of the firstborn from the Tenth Plague:
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Exodus 13:3 repeats the command to remember:
Remember this day, in which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, for by strength the hand of the LORD brought you out from this place.
Today evening, let's all remember that day and be thankful to Lord.
Today is the day our Lord had the last supper.
Paul the Apostle was the first to write of the Last Supper. He wrote:
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this holy bread, and drink this holy cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.(1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Source: wikipedia

UN: health & wealth

Click here to get an overview on the global health and wealth distribution. The link is from 2005, and is old, but much has not changed in the recent past. There is too much information in there, but some of it will be useful to know. For example:

The UN considers wealthy if your income is $100 or more per day.
The poverty line of UN is below $1 per day.

You'll see the global wealth distribution based on the above markers. You gotta click 'next' on each slide to move forward. For those interested, you could get an idea about the health as well.

Go thru the presentation and see where you stand globally - and before you close out of this presentation, do not forget to thank God for what He has provided us, and where He has positioned us.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Final Exam Prep

I am starting to put together the final exam questions for our class year. This time, there will not be any grades. Yeah - you heard me right; there will not be any grades. We will follow the system applied at Yale Law School where they do not have grades. We will instead have:

  • Honors,
  • Pass,
  • Low Pass,
  • Fail

Since I do not expect anyone to fail in my class, let's not worry about that. Honors will be awarded to those who perform the best. Pass to those who did good overall, and Low pass for those who meet the criteria and standards.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Talent Competition Results

Today, the talent competition prize list was announced at church. Some of you got prizes, while others did not. I want to talk to both those who won as well as those who participated.

For those winners - Congrats; good job. You are happy you won a prize. The pressure is on for you to maintain the prize.

For those who participated - Well done; you did a fantastic job by preparing and presenting your task on stage. That itself is a huge win. Certainly, you learned a lot. Here's what you need to beat those who won a prize: analyze what they did different/extra than you. Identify that extra effort they put in, and you need to work on that.

Here's my advice for all of you: the talent competition you participated is going to pay off once you go into the real world. All the skills you accquire here will come handy in the real world.