Balancing Acts – A Tale of Two Kingdoms

A really clear explanation of what it means to be constant and devout. I learnt that not all things can be obtained by gaining more, but instead, you only have to choose one and then, enroot yourself on that path.


tom bEditor’s Note: Tom Beutel, a regular contributor to PeaceSigns, is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Balancing Acts is a monthly feature of PeaceSigns.

by Tom Beutel

“choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve”

(Joshua 24:15)

When I was younger, I was not much of a reader. It was not until early adulthood that I took a real interest in reading, even joining, as many did then, the Book-of-the-Month Club. As a teen, I tried to be interested in reading, but, other than schoolwork, without much success. One book in particular that intrigued me was Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities. I started it many times, but never got very far.

I thought of Dickens’ masterpiece because of the familiar opening and because it provides a nice play on words for the title of this article. And, in…

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