Wasting our lives and glorifying God

Wasting our lives and glorifying God
Notice God's unutterable waste of saints, according to the judgment of the world. God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say - God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judges at all of where that is. ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, August 10

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Forum (Foro Romano)

Nose in the guidebook, looking studious

It was a very hot day. 
Here's Gana cooling off in the freshly flowing waters of the aqueducts.

So much to see in the Roman Forum.  The Arch of Titus, Basilica of Constantine, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the House of the Vestal Virgins.  But, it was so unbelievably hot that it's all one big sweaty blur!

Here is where they burned Julius Caesar's body after his adopted son, Brutus and a conspiracy of senators stabbed him.  Et tu Brute?
 It was in front of this place that Mark Anthony said (according to Shakespeare), "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.  I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."

While his body was burning, those that still loved Caesar started throwing things on the fire--anything they had in the hands.  The fire department had to put out the blaze. 

Another of Caesar's adopted sons, Augustus became the Emperor and dedicated a temple to his father, making Julius Caesar the first Roman god.


Lady Dorothy said...

I don't do well in "hot", but you look so calm and cool.

Happy Elf Mom said...

It somehow all looks BIGGER than I had imagined. In real life it has to be simply breathtaking!

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