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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A thought on Ephesians 6:12

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." — Paul to the believers at Ephesus.  

This freighted comment seems to imply that all struggles with which we daily contend, be they between family, neighbors or even nations, are but mimics, stagecraft for a greater, more important struggle which is going on offstage. 

Perhaps Shakespeare was speaking of this when he said, in As You Like It:
All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely players...


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