“The main thing is to read the Bible as much as possible. When the mind does not understand, the heart will feel; and if neither the mind understands nor the heart feels, read it over again, because by reading it you are sowing God’s words in your soul. And there they will not perish, but will gradually and imperceptibly pass into the nature of your soul; and there will happen to you what the Saviour said about the man who ‘casts seed on the ground, and sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows, while the man does not know it’ (Mark 4:26-27). The main thing is: sow, and it is God who causes and allows what is sown to grow.”— St Justin Popovic
UPDATE: Good News! The military has reversed its position and allowed SFC Martland to remain in the military. Thank you for your prayers and actions on behalf of SFC Martland.
Those who watch films may remember the movie of two US Marines courtmartialed for the death of a fellow Marine. One of the two accused soldiers could not understand why they were discharged for “conduct unbecoming” when they were following orders. His companion finally realized and explained to him that they should have stood up, against orders, for those weaker than themselves.
Four years ago, Sgt. First Class Martland did exactly that, he stood up for a young Afghani boy tied to a post and repeatedly sodomized by an Afghani policeman. Now Sgt. Martland may be drummed out of the military for doing the right thing.
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Sometimes even companies that specialize in education in one way or another can miss important typos, especially when it comes to catching omitted letters.
“Eduation” – that’s how Josten’s, a diploma manufacturing company, misspelled “education” on high school diplomas – for two years.
Makes me think of the letter of invitation I received from a university when I was approaching high school graduation: it began “Dear Lara, we hope that yo are looking forward to yor gradation…” and thus it continued: between the “Dear” and the “Sincerely” there was no letter “u” to be found. I thought at first it was a stuck key problem but then noticed that my name and address at the top of the letter contained two “U”s and there was a third in a postscript line.
Both Josten’s and the university I received the letter from are entities normally known for their high quality of work. In fact, I’d bet they use multiple proofreadings to catch such errors. However the human brain has the ability to see what it expects to see, even when it’s not there, so occasionally important typos can get by, especially if a single person is doing the repeated proofreadings.
One of the best ways to catch letter-omission errors is to have more than one person do the proofreading.
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