Artefact: (n) something made or given shape by man, such as a tool or a work of art, esp an object of archaeological interestdictionary with letter A

  • If you don’t do it, it’s not done.
  • If you don’t say it, it’s not heard.
  • If you don’t see it, it’s not seen.
  • If you don’t believe it, it’s not believed.
  • If you don’t pursue it, it’s not pursued.
  • If you don’t honor it, it’s not honored.
  • And if you don’t consecrate, nothing is consecrated.

It is amazing that throughout the history of mankind we have left behind many artefacts. Some, like the Pyramids, have been dubbed “the wonders of the world” and are marveled over for the technical ability necessary to build them.

Others, equally as touted in their time, now stand as symbols of our disgrace.

The thing I have learned in my life is that it’s necessary to find out what is truly eternal if you’re going to live a quality temporary existence. Complying with all the temporary fads, you more than likely will never do anything eternal.

So with all the great achievements of mankind, we have to stop and understand that when we allow convenience, foolishness, pride and nationalism to taint our efforts, it sullies our conscience.

Here, to me, are the seven “wonderfuls” of the world:

  1. Love your neighbor as yourself
  2. No one is better than anyone else.
  3. If you’re not working at something, don’t expect results.
  4. Fear casts out love.
  5. Judging people always ends up in a murder
  6. My opinion is not necessarily valuable, even when asked for.
  7. Repentance is necessary to survive.

Whenever these “wonderfuls” are extolled, artefacts of wonder follow. Whenever they are discarded, everything we build and believe … crumbles to dust.


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