February 18, 2002

From the time I was a child, I loved oxymorons. I relished terms like
"jumbo shrimp", "military intelligence" and "giant dwarf". Some have a
weakness for puns, I liked oxymorons and collected them. How fortunate
then to be a Christian and a lover of oxymorons, for how rich is the
bible in them. Mary is the Virgin Mother.
Christ is God made man. Moses was an Egyptian-raised Jew. David was
the runt of the litter made king. Abraham and Sarah were the infertile
couple with descendents "as numerous as the stars of the sky". Paul was
a Pharisee-Christian.

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