Reading: Luke 6:27-38
The following tale is an excerpt from the story “Metempsychosis.” This tale can be found in the book, The Wonderful Pocket and Other Stories which was written in 1869 by Chauncey Giles. Now out of print, the book can be read freely online. It is an interesting story that encourages young boys and girls to do good to others.
“O Father!” said little John Clive, “what is the meaning of this long, hard word?”
“What word?” asked his father.
“I cannot pronounce it. It is too long and hard for me,” said John… John brought the book to his father.
“That is metempsychosis.”
“Me-temp-sy-cho-sis,” said John, pronouncing it very slowly. “What a long, hard word! It must have a big meaning, I am sure. But I don’t see what they make such long, hard words for.”
“They make them to express ideas,” said his father.
“Well,” replied John,” metempsychosis must express a bigger idea than I ever had.”
“Very probable,” said his father; “but it contains a very interesting one, nevertheless; and when I have explained it to you, I will tell you a very strange dream I had about it last night.” Read the rest of this entry »