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  1. What is perception? See, tell, understand view

What is life? Genesis 2:1, Gal. 6:17, Genesis 7:21-23

  1. The six blind men of India

Definitions and meanings of Life

  1. Life is my college. May I graduate well and earn some honours. In your life perception, are you living or working as a Christian to obtain first class, second class or third class honours.
  2. Is your life in the fast lane? The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
  3. Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
  4. Life is like an onion, you peel it off, one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
  5. Life is now, whatever it offers, little or much. Life is now – this day, this hour.
  6. Life perception is not like the bubbles in a beer bottle.
  7. Life is not a million of dollars in a foreign account or multi buildings in Dubai.
  8. Perception of life is not physical struggle without good time for God, Christ and His church.
  9. Life is not a competition.

Does your perception of life have something to do with your morality? Do you view life as only

pleasure, wine and dines, drinking and being merry at all times, having enough friends? Life

perception has a choice. Sometimes you think the whole world is falling on you. Life perception as

taught by Jesus Christ.   The Blind Men and the Elephant There were once six blind men who

stood by the road-side every day, and begged from the people who passed. They had often heard of

elephants, but they had never seen one; for, being blind, how could they? It so happened one

morning that an elephant was driven down the road where they stood. When they were told that the

great beast was before them, they asked the driver to let him stop so that they might see him. Of
course they could not see him with their eyes; but they thought that by touching him they could learn

just what kind of animal he was. The first one happened to put his hand on the elephant’s side. “Well, well!” he said, “now I know all about this beast. He is exactly like a wall.” The second felt only of the

elephant’s tusk. “My brother,” he said, “you are mistaken. He is not at all like a wall. He is round and

smooth and sharp. He is more like a spear than anything else.” The third happened to take hold of

the elephant’s trunk. “Both of you are wrong,” he said. “Anybody who knows anything can see that

this elephant is like a snake.” The fourth reached out his arms, and grasped one of the elephant’s

legs. “Oh, how blind you are!” he said. “It is very plain to me that he is round and tall like a tree.”`

The fifth was a very tall man, and he chanced to take hold of the elephant’s ear. “The blindest man

ought to know that this beast is not like any of the things that you name,” he said. “He is exactly like

a huge fan.” The sixth was very blind indeed, and it was some time before he could find the elephant

at all. At last he seized the animal’s tail. “O foolish fellows!” he cried. “You surely have lost your

senses. This elephant is not like a wall, or a spear, or a snake, or a tree; neither is he like a fan. But

any man with a par-ti-cle of sense can see that he is exactly like a rope.” Then the elephant moved on,

and the six blind men sat by the roadside all day, and quarreled about him. Each believed that he

knew just how the animal looked; and each called the others hard names because they did not agree

with him. People who have eyes sometimes act as foolishly.

Conclusion

  1. The rich young man – What must I do to inherit eternal life? Lk. 1:40, Mk. 10:17-26.
  2. The prodigal son – Lk. 15:11-32

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