The Weight

Psalm 32:3-5 "When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, I will...

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Blood on My Hands

With tears running down my face and blood on my hands;I knew I was crucifying a humble, innocent man.It was my job and I had to do it or I, too, would die;This man called Christ He took it all in stride.I was in charge but I did not let them see me break down;I felt...

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Hiding Our Guilt

Proverbs 28:13 "People who cover over their sins will not prosper." (NLT)They were too naïve to realize hands over the face didn't disguise bodies. Of course, I pretended they did.Of all the games that have resisted technological marvels, Hide and Seek is one. My...

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The Shield of Shame

Keith Wishum reports that there are several types of beetle larvae that carry what is called a fecal shield. They keep their own excrement and build a shield from it on their backs. That discourages predators -- not just for the reasons we might think. It's not that...

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For the Sake of Friendship

Shiv Narain Mankad had not much in common with me.We were not in the same college. We were neither neighbours nor lived in the same locality. Yes, We lived in the same town & it was a brief stay together in a NCC camp that had brought us closer. We ended up being...

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Guilt Kit

I read of a New Jersey artist who capitalized on people's needless guilt by selling them "guilt kits." Each kit contained ten disposable brown paper bags and a set of instructions which said, "Place bag securely over your mouth, take a deep breath and blow the guilt...

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