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BRAINWORKS

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There is a lot going on inside your head. Every action, reaction and creative impulse starts in the brain.

Thomas Edison once said, “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”[1]
Stephen Hawking said, “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”[2]
Justin Bieber said, “I'm crazy, I'm nuts. Just the way my brain works. I'm not normal. I think differently. My mind is always racing.”[3]
Which one can you most relate to?
The human brain is constantly being studied and researched with new details emerging all the time. Here are 10 interesting facts that you may want to think about:

1.The popular myth that we use only 10% of our brains is flat-out wrong. Brain scans clearly show that we use most of our brain most of the time, even when we’re sleeping. [4]
2.More than 100,000 chemicals reactions take place in your brain every second.[5]
3.The typical brain i…

JESUS STOLE FROM ME

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Luke 23:44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

In the finality of suffering, Jesus surrenders and commits His human spirit to the Father. Though strength was wasted away, the last breath summoned all remaining energy to say one thing.
At the end, Jesus loudly gave himself to His Father. What a way to go… we see his trust was stronger than his suffering. He took the last remaining resource (his breath) and offered it to God.
In your suffering, God remains in you—His Holy Temple. He does not leave you. In Christ’s final commitment, the sinless one becomes the way through earthly suffering to God’s Presence.
And what does Christ take away from us in our suffering?
Thomas Merton wrote this beautiful verse:“And Yet With Every Wound You…

GOD TEARING HIS CLOTHES

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Luke 23:44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

In the Old Testament we read about sacred construction for God’s people. In the time of Moses, a Tabernacle or large tent was built with God giving instruction about its formation. Its creative design artistically gave a specific message from God. It represented the place of meeting between God and humanity. It was portable and went everywhere that God’s people were led as a community. God did not need a tent, but the people did. They needed a physical protocol in place to help them in their approach to the Almighty. This is where the holy reminders were kept—the Ark of the Covenant containing the stone tablets of the Law. Everything in the Tabernacle was in place to remove sin fro…