Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pope vs Rabbi

Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal.

He'd have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy; if the Pope won, they'd have to convert or leave.

The Jewish people met and picked an aged and wise rabbi to represent them in the debate. However, as the rabbi spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they agreed that it would be a 'silent' debate.

On the chosen day the Pope and rabbi sat opposite each other

The Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.

The rabbi looked back and raised one finger.

Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head.

The rabbi pointed to the ground where he sat.

The Pope brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine.

The rabbi pulled out an apple.

With that, the Pope stood up and declared himself beaten and said that the rabbi was too clever. The Jews could stay in Italy.

Later the cardinals met with the Pope and asked him what had happened.

The Pope said, 'First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up a single finger to remind me there is still only one God common to both our beliefs.

'Then, I waved my finger around my head to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us.

'I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us of all our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of the original sin.

'He beat me at every move and I could not continue.'

Meanwhile, the Jewish community gathered to ask the rabbi how he'd won.

'I haven't a clue' the rabbi said. 'First, he told me that we had three days to get out of Italy, so I gave him the finger.

'Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Jews and I told him that we were staying right here.'

'And then what?' asked a woman.

'Who knows?' said the rabbi. 'He took out his lunch so I took out mine.'

Aaron runs errands

Got a lot done with the help of Jasmine's Dad's car. No accidents today, thankfully.
1. Gave tuition
2. Got measured for new tuxedo shirt
3. Collected ceremonial tea set
4. Bought wardrobe, cushions frm Ikea for new room
5. Brought invitation cards to my place
6. Bought Bengawan Solo cake cards
7. Ate helluva lot of food!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Little Big Planet wins 4 awards

"LittleBigPlanet" sacked the competition to win four trophies at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

Developed by Media Molecule, the cutesy PlayStation 3 adventure game which allows players to create and share their own levels was honored for best game design, debut, technology and innovation at the Game Developers Conference ceremony Wednesday evening.\General-Entertainment\20090326\Games-Developer-Choice-Awards.xml&cat=entertainment&subcat=&pageid=1

Friday, March 20, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

A celebration

Hi guys!

As you know, Agape has recently launched Agape Transformation in 300 Days, AT300. In April, the ALGs will be rebranded. Details for the ALGs will be released later, but we want to commit this very important ministry into God's hands. This will probably be one of our last events together as 'Professionals'.

Our intention for this event is quite simple:
1. We want to commit Agape, AT300 & ALG to God.
2. We want everyone to enjoy themselves.
3. We want everyone to get to know everyone better, especially those we don't know that well.
4. We want to celebrate what ALG means to us.

As one era comes to an end, so another rises to take its place. I pray you'll be a part of Agape's new dawn, with ALG a very big part of that. I ask each of you who hears about this event to tell/remind three other people about it. Don't take no for an answer!

Group leaders, for one more time, please exhort the people in your group to come for this celebration. Let's work together to make things happen.

When?: Fri, 13 Mar 2009, 7.45pm
Where?: Church Office, Serangoon
Blk 266, Serangoon Central Dr, #04-255
Take Lift C to enter from the back door.
Things to Bring: Yourself, a willingness to share & the three Professionals you invited to the meeting.

Let's have fun. =]

Agape, Aaron