You know the old expression: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” The proverb is thought to go back to the 12th century. It’s said to have made an appearance in a book called Old English Homilies (c.1175). Interestingly the Old English can be translated two ways:
- “Who can give water to the horse that will not drink of its own accord?”
- “Who is he that may water the horse and not drink himself?”
Throughout the Easter Season, our first reading is often from The Acts of the Apostles. One of yesterday’s posts was on the first 12 chapters of the book. “Now… for the rest of story.” (thank you Paul Harvey
I thought it good to recommend to you to take a moment to watch The Bible Project’s video on the last half of the Acts of the Apostles – Chapters 12-38.
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