“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
– Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”
Have you ever seen a beautiful sunset? There is a striking beauty in that part of God’s creation, isn’t there? Well, there is an old Church hymn that is based on someone witnessing a beautiful sunset during the summer of 1936. You might have heard it before, it’s called ‘Beyond the Sunset’.
As a young child living outside Richmond, Virginia, I grew up watching the great Mr. Rogers. Of all of the things that I remember about that show, I especially remember his opening theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends.