I watched a movie once, where several men were left drifting aimlessly on the ocean, in a small lifeboat, after a terrible shipwreck. The sun was hot and their rations were low--soon they ran out of fresh water.
One night while the others were sleeping, one man drank from the ocean. Ocean water contains 7 times more salt than the human body can safely ingest. He soon died.
The saddest part is that the more salt water a person drinks, the thirstier they become.
Preoccupation with self is like that--it is to drift aimlessly with an unquenchable thirst, ending in eternal death.
Related Text Illustrations
Contributed by Sam Pace on Jun 2, 2001
Monty Robbins tours the country demonstrating an interesting technique in breaking in horses which have never been ridden. He explains to his audience that through a series of words, hand signals, and eye contact he will communicate with the horse and ultimately gain the trust of the horse. The ...read more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2001
He could have turned around A 20-year-old man was arrested by the Omaha Police on the “suspicion of robbery and giving police false information,” which was one of many wrong turns for this young man. His first wrong turn was the desire to make some quick, easy money for whatever ...read more
Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 29, 2001
Billy Graham: "We’re suffering from only one disease in the world. Our basic problem is not a race problem. Our basic problem is not a poverty problem. Our basic problem is not a war problem. Our basic problem is ...read more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Au pair Ildiko Varga, 25, on the run and wanted for trashing an employer’s home and mistreating the toddler in a New York City suburb, was finally caught when she stopped a police officer on the street to show him the article the New York Post had written about the crime and to ask him if he ...read more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2002
GOD'S DESTRUCTION Back in May of 1969 a national magazine told the story of Port Royal, Jamaica…. “Cities have been smothered with volcanic ash, leveled by hurricanes, shaken apart by earthquakes. But no disaster quite matches the one that struck Port Royal, Jamaica, at 11:43 a.m., on June 7, ...read more