Do you remember the scene in the movie, "Gladiator," when Maximus, the slave-general, stood before his men and called out, "What we do today echoes in eternity"?
Does that sound a bit grandiose? Is it possible that something we do in a
moment of time could have an effect on all time? If we believed that, it would
make a big difference today in what we did, and how we did it, wouldn't it?
Well, believe it or not, the things we do and say can have a ripple effect on
the people around us. And what we do and say can affect what they do and say. In
this way, what we do today can echo in eternity.
When I was a boy, a teacher said something to me that changed what I have
told people for over 50 years. What she said to me then still echoes in