The United States Of America

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In 2009, the United States of America experiences a financial crisis commonly considered by most economists as the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1930s. In the attempt to address the crisis, Timothy Geithner the Secretary of Treasury featured on the NPR News interview and coined what has come to be termed to as the stellar example of creating and using soundbites that people will remember. He said, “It 's like you 're in the cockpit of the plane — your engine 's burning, smoke 's filling the cabin, it 's filled with a bunch of people that are fighting with each other about who 's responsible, you have terrorists on the plane and people want you to come out of the cockpit and put them in jail. And you have to…show more content…
In fact, the most compact of all Jesus’ short stories does not even fill a complete verse of Scripture. It is found in Matthew 13: 33: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” In the original Greek text, that parable is just nineteen words. It is the most ordinary of anecdotes about the most common of activities told in the fewest possible words. But it contains a profound lesson about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (McArthur, ebook 142). The most compact of all Jesus’ short stories does not even fill a complete verse of Scripture. It is found in Matthew 13:33: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” In the original Greek text, that parable is just nineteen words. It is the most ordinary of anecdotes about the most common of activities told in the fewest possible words. But it contains a profound lesson about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Like all Jesus’ parables, it captivated His hearers and has sustained the interest of Bible students for two thousand years. Jesus was the master storyteller. There is not a truism so familiar or a doctrine so complex that He could not give it new depth and insight through the telling of a simple story. These narratives epitomize the plain, powerful profundity of His message and His teaching style. In

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