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THE VANITY OF THIS WORLD

vanity upon vanity

THE VANITY OF THIS WORLD

Sometime ago, I took a review of the number of people I knew that departed from this world – friends, relatives, church-mates, school-mates, acquaintances, age-mates and course-mates and I came to a conclusion that the whole essence of life is summed up in Ecclesiastics 12:13-14, which says, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandment: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.” The greatest thing that can happen to any man or woman is the salvation of his or her soul.

When I read the biography of Tancredo Naves, I wept. He began his political career as a member of the legislative chamber in 1934. (more…)