(October 20, 2018) Dr Jim McClure, straight shooting theologian, shares…
The 1968 comedy movie, The Odd Couple, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau centred on two men, Felix and Oscar, who decided to live with each other after their wives left them. Felix was neurotically obsessed with tidiness and cleanliness while Oscar was a messy and quick-tempered layabout. They made an odd couple indeed.
Odd couples come in many shapes and forms!
A real life odd couple is Joelison Fernandes da Silva and Evem Medeiros from Brazil. Joelison is 7 feet 8 inches (2.36 meters) tall and his wife is just 5 foot (1.5 meters).
Joelison said, ‘The day I saw her I think it was love at first sight.’
Six oddly coupled but significant Greek words
Recently as I was reading 1 Thessalonians, I particularly noticed what Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica. He stated that he continually remembered ‘before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:3 RSV).
It struck me as odd, or at least unexpected, that in these three phrases are found words that normally one would not put together, that is… (more…)