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Achilles’ Heel

In Greek mythology, Achilles was the greatest warrior. This is because his mother, a goddess, dipped him in the supernatural River Styx after he was born, making him invulnerable—except for his heel, which did not touch the water, because she held him by it when she dipped him in.

He led the Greeks in their war against Troy. Until an arrow—shot by Paris, a prince of Troy, and guided by the god Apollo—struck him in the heel and he died. Thus comes our phrase “Achilles’ heel”—standing for a weak point in our armor, a vulnerability in our character.

All humans have one “Achilles’ heel” in common: pride. Our original fall into sin was because of it. We’ve been falling because of it ever since.

Unsinkable?

It was the largest and most elegant passenger ship ever built. In fact, along with its sister ship the Olympic, it was largest moving object ever constructed; if stood upright on its bow by a giant hand, it wou... [Read More]

Reference: britannica.com; wikipedia.org; archives.gov/exhibits/american originals/titanic.html

The Smartest Guy in the World

The story is told of a minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert who were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down, but there were only three par... [Read More]