Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true, Doc?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it, don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
There was this truck driver who had to deliver 5 penguins to the state zoo. As he was driving his truck through the desert, his truck breaks down. After about 3 hours, he waves another truck down and offers the driver $500 to take these penguins to the state zoo for him.
The next day the original truck driver arrives in town and sees the new truck driver crossing the road with 5 penguins walking in single file behind him.
The original truck driver jumps out of his truck and asks, "What's going on? I gave you $500 to take these penguins to the zoo!"
The new truck driver responds, "I did take them to the zoo. And I had enough money left over so now we're going to see a movie."
Our Lord Himself spent time ministering to the poor and the downtrodden. He instructed us to care for them in like manner. Gospel for Asia missionaries in the Mumbai slums look to the example of Jesus as they offer practical help and hope to those who need it the most. Click here to see their faith in action:
These missionaries work among an estimated 8 million people who are holding on to life by a short, thin thread. The only work they can get is the lowest manual labor job. In exchange for their labors they might receive a few rupees or a small amount of rice or grain. When monsoon floods hit Mumbai this summer, the lives of these slum dwellers sunk to a new level of desperation. Their homes were washed away and what little they had was suddenly gone. The situation truly seemed hopeless. Click here to see how a GFA Compassion Services team responded with Christ's love to the people in this hopeless situation.