Below are some of the flittery paragraphs, plus a few, that didn’t make the cut for today’s Forthright Magazine article, “Monday editorial flitter.”

¶ At the editorial link above, you’ve been given a Monarch butterfly to enjoy. Around here, though, the common butterfly is solid yellow, a smiling burst of joy that flutters the heart. Can’t miss them.

¶ Jesus is called the Word because he expresses the mind of God. “As a word is an exact image of an idea, so is ‘The Word’ an exact image of the invisible God” (A. Campbell).

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Simeon was “looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him” (Luke 2:25 NET). In Acts the apostles are doing the same, when they ask the Lord about the kingdom being restored to Israel (Acts 1:6), and are “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:4). This would appear to constitute another connection in Luke-Acts, written by the same author. Continue reading