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Evelyn De Morgan: Cassandra

Mark 9:23-25: Seek Belief

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 

Cassandra, the daughter of ancient Troy’s King Priam, was beautiful and so she drew the attention of the god Apollo who presented her with the gift of prophecy. Because she rejected his suit, he followed this gift with a curse . . . that no one would believe her insights or forecasts. Modern religious institutions usually warn against the dark world of the occult and our desire to know our future, and there are strong reasons for this. Rather than rely on Christ’s guidance and the Spirit’s wisdom, we may be tempted to rely on magic. Rather than open ourselves to justice, newness, sincerity, restoration, confidence and splendor, we might be tempted to give in to the allure of personal power, status and fame. The story of Cassandra reminds us that when we speak truth – especially to power – we must prepare ourselves for the cry of unbelief. When we open ourselves to newness, we must prepare for the support of God’s love.

Today we explore the story of Cassandra, and the effects our own disbelief may have on our lives. Click on the links above or visit: https://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/the-myth-of-cassandra/ 

To learn more about how after catastrophes, we find that we have ignored experts who warned us, click on the “Warnings” image or visit: http://www.warningsbook.net/

For a review of this book, visit: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/5/book-review-warnings-finding-cassandras-to-stop-ca/ 

 

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