NEW SERMON VIDEO BY DR. PEALE FOR APRIL 6, "SOMESECRETS OF GOOD HEALTH."
Dr. Peale once wrote: "I like to talk on the relationship of religion to health because Jesus did also. If you were to take a pair of scissors and cut from the New Testament every passage having to do with Jesus as a healer, you would greatly reduce the Book. Jesus went everywhere healing people and giving them health.
But what do we mean by healing and what do we mean by health? I have a habit, which I think is a good habit, of reading the dictionary rather regularly. I just sit down and read it at random, studying the meaning and origin of words. The dictionary is a fascinating book because words are fascination. They are dynamic tools of communication. One of the greatest things a human being can do is communicate. This we do largely by means of words, their shadings, their inflections, their strength, their softness, their potency.
Sometimes we use many familiar words with no real greasp of their full meaning. Take the word health for example. I suppose the average person would say by health we mean not being sick. And speaking of sickness, we would be thinking of diseases or ailments of the physical body. Webster's Dictionary has several paragraphs on the word health, and the definitions are supplimented by illustrative qoutations. However the fundemental thought is this: Disease is the absence of ease. It involves stress, tension, confusion. The person who is diseased is out of harmony with the sources of well-being.
On the other hand, health is the opposite of all this. It is the, "state of being haleor sound in body , mind or soul." The English word health derives from an old Anglo-Saxon worl 'hal,' from which is also derived the English word 'whole.' In other words, the concepts of health and wholeness are related. A healthy person is one whose body, mind and soul are functioning harmoniosly, with each part contributing to the well-being of the whole."
Join us on April 6, any time between 11:30am and 3pm the film will be shown throughout the day. The Prayer Chapel and museum will be open all day also.
Peale History Center and Library, 535 Rte. 22, Pawling, New York 12564, Phone: (845) 493-0190, Fax.
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