On a serious note, (my oldest brother) Dave, passed away some years ago while in the middle of writing a series of pamphlets on the meaning of life....well, here are his own words describing them:
"In this series of pamphlets I have sought to present the most fundamental facts of life and their implications and show how they point to a God of love. I have tried to provide sound reasons for the things I present, but, because the topics are very concisely presented, a little contemplation may be necessary to understand them.
Due to the rapid progress of an incurable form of cancer, I have had to combine my last three planned topics into one -- making 5 pamphlets in all. I had also planned a further series but now must refer you to others who I believe can carry on from where I have left off."
He wanted them distributed to anyone who might be helped by them. I'm going to start with the last one and work backwards, because I know the posts usually go from latest to earliest. They'll be clearly numbered. And since I can't seem to help myself and keep my big mouth shut, I've added one or two words to his writing - and colored them blue. I'm also going to be adding some pictures for illustration.
So - I'll post this short introduction today, then put each of the others in separate blogs, and only post the whole lot when all 5 are done. (Later: Well, isn't that great!? I posted numbers 3 and 4 in the wrong order and can't change it! Blogspot, I don't want to "delete" anything and re-do - what can I do to rearrange the posts? Answer: Go to the editing mode, click on "Post Options" and change the time! Thank you, Google!)
Feliz nuwe year! (3 languages in one!)